Atlantic Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna Recreational Minimum Sizes
Minimum sizes vary by species. Additional requirements may be applicable. View the HMS Recreational Compliance Guide for details.
Vessels must have a valid HMS Angling or HMS Charterboat/Headboat permit to fish for Atlantic bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, or skipjack tunas. The permit covers everyone fishing on that vessel. Tournament vessels may instead fish these species with an Atlantic Tunas General category permit.
Measure curved fork length by following the curve of the fish's body from the tip of the jaw to fork of the tail.