Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Permits and Reporting Forms

There are a variety of permitting and reporting requirements associated with Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS). 

Permits and Applications

Any problems or permit issues? For non-regulatory calls, please contact the NOAA Fisheries Permit Shop customer service at (888) 872-8862, and dial 0 for a customer service representative.

Recreational Reporting

Atlantic HMS Recreational Reporting Flyer

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Recreational Reporting Flyer: Full Page (8.5"x11") (PDF, 1 page)

Recreational Reporting Flyer: 2/page (5"x6.25") (PDF, 1 page)

Recreational Reporting Flyer: Spanish (PDF, 2 pages)


For more information, visit the HMS Tournaments web page.

Exempted Fishing Permits

Learn more about Atlantic HMS Exempted Fishing Permits


Contact Us

Atlantic Tuna Dealer Permits – Contact the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Region Permit Office at (978) 281-9370 from 8 am to 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday or by e-mail at

Atlantic Swordfish or Shark Dealer Permits – Contact the Southeast Regional Office at (727) 824-5326 or check the Southeast Regional Office Permits Office website. Commercial shark and swordfish vessel permits are limited access only.

Vessel Owners