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.



Purchase or renew an HMS permit

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Fish Reporting

catch report

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

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Register an HMS tournament

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What's New

Preliminary 2020 Commercial BFT Landings

As of July 2, 2020, preliminary commercial landings for the 2020 fishing year are as follows More ...

BFT Recreational Trophy Fishery CLOSING May 21, 2020

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) closes May 21, 2020. More ...

2020 Recreational Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Retention Limits

For Angling vessels: 2 school BFT (27 to <47") + 1 large school/small medium BFT (47 to <73") for charter boats, 3 school + 1 large school/small medium BFT; for headboats, 6 school + 2 large school/small medium BFT. More ...

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