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 2015 Commercial BFT Landings

As of November 30, 2015, preliminary commercial landings for the 2015 fishing year are as follows: More ...

NMFS Transfers 80 mt of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna to General Category; 3-fish Limit

NMFS Transfers 80 mt from the Reserve Category and Adjusts the Daily Retention Limit to Three Fish for the Remainder of 2015 More ...

NMFS Transfers 40 mt to the Harpoon Category for 2015

NMFS adjusts the Harpoon BFT quota by transferring 40 mt from the Reserve category. The adjusted Harpoon category quota is 73.4 mt for 2015. More ...

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