New Consolidated Seafood Permit under National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) To Take Effect September 20, 2016

The National Marine Fisheries Services issued a final rule that will require three programs under NMFS to obtain a single International Fisheries Trade Permit (IFTP). This will take in effect on September 20, 2016.

The three programs under NMFS below will operate using the same permit:

1. 370- Tuna Tracking and Verification Requirements (NOAA 370 form and Captain Statements that you have been providing to us)

2. Highly Migratory Species Program (HMS)

3. Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMR)

Currently, separate permits are required under Highly Migratory Species Program (HMS Permit) and Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMR) and NMFS is also finalizing the new permit requirements for Tuna Tracking and Verification Program (TTVP).

The permit will be required starting September 20 to be entered to our system and transmitted to CBP along with documents that are required such as NOAA Form 370, Captain Statements, ICCAT Documents,etc.

The permit site is not yet available but the information will be posted and distributed in the coming days. NOAA are mailing some letters to current permit holders and to filers of TTVP/370 Program imports over the past year or so

Flegenheimer International will continue to monitor and send further updates.


For latest updates, please see below link:

NOAA Fisheries’ Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection will host two public webinar meetings on August 18 and September 1, 2:30pm – 4:00pm Eastern, to further engage with interested stakeholders about this regulation and its implications.

To access go to the below URL for these webinars:

To read the final rule:

Thank you for your support!

Flegenheimer Team