Report Your Fish

All bluefin tuna landings and dead discards, and swordfish and billfish (white and blue marlin, sailfish, and roundscale spearfish) landings must be reported to NOAA Fisheries within 24 hours of the vessel returning from the trip.


If you hold the following permits, you must report your catch as indicated.

Commercial: Bluefin tuna Landings & Dead Discards

  • Atlantic Tunas General Permit
  • Atlantic Tunas Harpoon Permit
  • Combination Swordfish/Tuna Permits
  • HMS Charter/Headboat Permit

Recreational: Bluefin tuna, Swordfish and Billfishes

  • HMS Angling Permit
  • HMS Charter/Headboat Permit
  • Billfishes and swordfish caught within Florida state waters


Swordfish and billfishes landed in registered HMS tournaments must be reported by the tournament operator. Check the list of registered HMS tournaments to be sure that the tournament you are participating in is registered with NOAA Fisheries.

Maryland and North Carolina vessel owners should report their recreational bluefin tuna, blue marlin, white marlin, roundscale spearfish, sailfish and swordfish landings at state-operated reporting stations and not through this system.

(OMB # 0648-0328 View PRA Statement)

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