NMFS Permit Shop

Welcome to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) online Permit Shop, where you can buy and renew federal permits for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (tunas, billfishes, swordfish, and sharks), update permit information, and report landings of bluefin tuna, blue marlin, white marlin, roundscale spearfish, sailfish, and swordfish.

Permits

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Purchase or renew an HMS permit

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Fish Reporting

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Report the catch and landings of bluefin tuna, swordfish, and billfishes

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Tournaments

tournaments

Register an HMS tournament

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What's New

Preliminary 2018 Commercial BFT Landings

As of August 20, 2018, preliminary commercial landings for the 2018 fishing year are as follows: More ...

30-mt BFT Transfer to Harpoon category

NMFS transfers 30 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the Harpoon category. More ...

BFT Recreational Trophy Fishery CLOSED July 26, 2018

The Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery for large medium and giant "trophy" BFT (measuring 73" or greater) in the northern area (north of Great Egg Inlet, NJ) closed July 26, 2018. The recreational trophy BFT fisheries are now closed in ALL areas for 2018. More ...

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