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 2018 Commercial BFT Landings

As of June 18, 2018, preliminary commercial landings for the 2018 fishing year are as follows: More ...

Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Gulf of Mexico Trophy Fishery CLOSES May 13, 2018

The Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery for large medium and giant "trophy" BFT (measuring 73" or greater) in the Gulf of Mexico closes Sunday, May 13, 2018, and remains closed through December 31, 2018. More ...

NMFS opens June-August General category period June 1; starting at 3 fish

The General category (commercial handgear) daily retention limit for June through August 2018 will begin at 3 large medium or giant bluefin (73" or greater curved fork length). More ...

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