Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Recreational Bag Limits
Bag limits for bluefin tuna vary by permit, vessel type, fish size, and region.
Additional requirements may be applicable. View the HMS Recreational Compliance Guide for details.
Regardless of the permit type, bluefin tuna cannot be retained if a hammerhead or oceanic whitetip shark is on board or has been offloaded from the vessel.
Vessels must have a valid HMS Angling or HMS Charterboat/Headboat permit to fish for Atlantic bluefin tuna. The permit covers everyone fishing on that vessel. Tournament vessels may instead fish for bluefin 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.