eLandings User Manual

Highly Migratory Species (tuna, swordfish, sharks) permitting and reporting instructions

Management of highly migratory species (HMS) falls under the Fisheries Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species, and is implemented in Federal Waters by the NOAA Fisheries’ Highly Migratory Species Program.  The highly migratory species include 11 stocks such as North Pacific Albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna, Bluefin tuna, bigeye tuna, swordfish, common thresher shark, shortfin mako shark, blue shark, striped marlin, and Dorado (dolphinfish).  

The attached document provides guidance on permitting and reporting requirements.


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Microsoft Word Document HMS Landing Information__2015.docx

Oct 09, 2015 by Phyllis G Smith