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

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Register an HMS tournament

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What's New

Preliminary 2016 Commercial BFT Landings

As of November 18, 2016, preliminary commercial landings for the 2016 fishing year are as follows: More ...

Atlantic bluefin tuna General category fishery CLOSED Nov. 4, 2016

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) closed the General category fishery, coastwide, for large medium and giant Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) effective 11:30 p.m. local time, Friday, November 4, 2016, through December 31, 2016. More ...

General category open; 2-fish limit starts Oct. 17

Effective Oct. 17, NMFS is reducing the General category BFT daily retention limit for the remainder of 2016 from 4 to 2 large medium or giant BFT per vessel per day/trip. More ...

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