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

General category open; 5-fish Limit for September-December

NMFS maintains the current General category (commercial handgear) daily retention limit of 5 large medium or giant (73" or greater curved fork length) bluefin. More ...

Preliminary 2016 Commercial BFT Landings

As of August 25, 2016, preliminary commercial landings for the 2016 fishing year are as follows: More ...

Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Northern Trophy Fishery CLOSED August 6

NMFS closes the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery for large medium and giant "trophy" BFT (measuring 73" or greater) in the northern area at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, through December 31, 2016. More ...

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