The NOAA Fisheries Permits web site provides a common
front door to a large variety of commercial and recreational fishing
permits issued by the National Marine Fisheries Services.
Our ultimate goal is to provide a one-stop service portal
for electronically available permits, as well as reference material
to help you stay abreast of the latest laws, regulations, and requirements related to commercial and recreational fishing activities in
federally managed waters.
While we work on making more permits available through this web site, links are provided
to help you find permitting resources on other NOAA Fisheries Sites.
Please note down your Username and Password for your future reference.
*** NEW IFTP permits are now available. Click here for further information on how to apply for this permit ***
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Some additional features you will find here:
Automatic fill-in of data. This streamlines application forms for users
Guidance to help you find the permits that are offered by geographic region
Customized account preferences, such as setting the NMFS Fisheries Region you interact with the most
A way to track the status of your permit request applications