Open Year-Round until season is shut down. (Regulated Federally, subject to frequent changes). Prior to departure, check https://hmspermits.noaa.gov
or (888) 872-8862 for up-to-date limits.All Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (Atlantic tunas, sharks, swordfish and billfish) not retained must be immediately released to ensure the maximum probability of survival, without removing the fish from the water.
*Special permit required - All private vessel owners/operators recreationally fishing for and/or retaining regulated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (Atlantic tunas, sharks, swordfish and billfish) for personal use in the Atlantic Ocean must obtain an Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Angling Permit. Further limits and restrictions apply.
or call toll free (888) 872-8862 for specific information and permits.