Help Page: The NMFS Permit Shop Information Center

The NMFS Permit Shop Information Center is a collection of 5 different resource areas designed to provide you with easy access to all types of information about NMFS, permits and related topics. You can access whichever area you choose by finding "Info Center" on the left-hand side your screens and clicking on a bulleted area name. The five areas are:

  • News
  • FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
  • Library
  • Other Links
  • NMFS Website

The News area is a collection of articles from various sources presented from most recent to oldest. This area is updated with new articles frequently. These articles contain important up to date information about NMFS, the Atlantic Tunas Fishery, the permitting process and related topics. Summaries of some news articles also appear on the right-hand side of the NMFS Permit Shop main page.

The FAQ area contains questions related to NMFS Permit Shop which users have asked in the past. If you have any question, check the FAQ section before calling Customer Service. You will probably find most answers to your questions. If you cannot find an answer to a specific question, feel free to call Customer Service.

The Library area is a collection of references and information not covered by the News and FAQ areas. You can access the Library area by clicking on the "library" link on the left side of your screen.

Other Links provides links to other websites containing information which may be of interest to you. Examples of these links include state-run websites covering local fishing issues and Weather Buoy Statistics website. To access a certain link, click on the words highlighted in blue, transfering you to the appropriate website. Note that when you do this, you will be leaving the NMFS Permit Shop website. In order to return to the NMFS Permit Shop website, you will need to re-enter its URL (address).

The NMFS Website area is a link to NMFS's main website. While the NMFS Permit Shop focuses on permit-related issues, the NMFS Website contains information on the National Marine Fisheries Service as a whole. You should visit this site to learn more about NMFS and to find NMFS-related information which might not be available in NMFS Permit Shop. Note that when you click on NMFS Website, you will be leaving the NMFS Permit Shop website. In order to return to the NMFS Permit Shop website, you will need to re-enter its URL (address).