NOAA Fisheries funded and designed a voluntary Atlantic HMS tournament survey. This survey will help NOAA Fisheries better understand how these tournaments contribute economically to coastal communities.
Atlantic HMS tournaments are fishing events that award points or prizes for the catch and release or landing of sharks, tunas, billfish, or swordfish in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, or Caribbean Sea.
NOAA Fisheries is offering an online option to register Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) tournaments and report HMS tournament catch on the new Atlantic Tournament Registry and Reporting (ATR) System.
Atlantic HMS tournament registration an