Minimum Size Limit
63” fork length
Daily Recreational Bag Limit
One per harvester per day
SA Bag limits are subject to sub-quotas by size and permit categories, change seasonally, and are reduced to zero when sub-quotas are filled. Report all recreational swordfish and billfish landings within 24 hours to NOAA at 800-894-5528.
HMS Permit required in all federal waters. All HMS species (except blackfin tuna) require an HMS Angling Category permit from NOAA Fisheries. Permits available by calling 888-872-8862 or visiting www.nmfspermits.com.
For complete HMS regulations, contact the NOAA Fisheries HMS Management Division at 301-713-2347 or visit the website at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/.
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