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2023 HMS Permits Are Now Available

NOAA Fisheries announces the procedure for obtaining a 2023:

  • Atlantic Tunas Permit, which allows you to commercially fish for and/or retain Atlantic bluefin, yellowfin, skipjack, albacore, and bigeye tunas;
  • Swordfish General Commercial Permit, which allows you to commercially fish for and/or retain Atlantic Swordfish;
  • Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Angling Permit, which allows you to recreationally fish for and/or retain any regulated Atlantic HMS (Atlantic tunas, sharks, swordfish, or billfish);
  • HMS Charter/Headboat Permit, which is required by vessels taking fee-paying passengers fishing for or retaining HMS.

The permits issued for the 2023 season will be valid from the date of issuance through December 31, 2023.

If you have questions regarding the permit process, our Customer Service representatives are available at (888) 872-8862, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

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