Pacific Highly Migratory Species Permits

The NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region office in Long Beach California manages the Pacific Highly Migratory Species Permit required for commercial or recreational charter vessels engaged in fishing for Highly Migratory Species within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off of California, Oregon, and Washington.  The Long Beach office can also process High Seas Fishing applications for Highly Migratory Species fishing activities beyond the EEZ. The forms for these permits can be found by selecting an option below.

For more information or questions on permits, contact our Permits Coordinator at  562.980.4024

Permits & Licenses

Pacific Highly Migratory Species Permit: Online Application Instructions 92 kb

Pacific Highly Migratory Species Permit: PDF 161 kb

High Sea Permit Information & Applications