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Old 07-16-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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What permits are required if you nail a yft and decide to keep it?
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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$28 bucks for the boat
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:07 AM   #3
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http://www.hmspermits.gov/
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:02 PM   #4
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:18 AM   #5
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Note: it's required even if you catch a YFT and don't intend to keep it or didn't even intend to catch it!!!!! It's also required if you are fishing in a manner that you "could" catch a YFT or any other species on the HMS list.



In other words, if your pulling baits of fishing where you might catch a marlin, YFT some sharks etc, you NEED to have a HMS!



Also be sure you are aware of the catches you must report to the NMFS.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:06 AM   #6
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This hacks me off. Next, I'll need a permit to catch a red snapper, or tarpon, or redfish. :banghead:



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Old 07-19-2008, 07:22 AM   #7
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What are the bag limits on tunas?
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:03 AM   #8
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bottomfisher01 (7/19/2008)What are the bag limits on tunas?
This site tells you what you need to know.....

http://www.hmspermits.gov/

<A name=news231>Recreational Atlantic Tunas Retention Limits</A>

The recreational daily bluefin tuna (BFT) retention for limit for HMS Angling and HMS Charter/Headboat vessels (while fishing recreationally) is 1 BFT/vessel/day/trip, measuring 27 to less than 47?, and 1 BFT/vessel/day/trip, measuring 47 to less than 73" CFL. This limit effective through December 31, 2008. These BFT retention limits are effective for all areas, except for the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico is designated as a spawning grounds for BFT and therefore NMFS does not allow vessels, commercial or recreational, to target BFT while fishing in this area. However, HMS Angling and HMS Charter/Heaboats are eligible to retain 1 BFT (73 inches or greater) per vessel per year as a ?trophy? fish for the boat. This fish may be retained in the Gulf of Mexico if it is caught incidentally while pursuing other species. The recreational yellowfin tuna daily retention limit is 3 yellowfin/person. The minimum size for yellowfin and bigeye tuna is 27" curved fork length. There are no recreational limits for bigeye, skipjack or albacore tunas.



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Old 07-19-2008, 02:32 PM   #9
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:49 AM   #10
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How often do you have to renew these permits? I thought they were annual,but when I went out to renew it it sent me back a message that the boat already had a permit. I am past the date that I bought it for the first time so it should be due for nenewal if it is an annual permit.
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