Go through this check list:
Take the USCG Doc. No. and then check it here by entering in the Coast Guard Documentation box:
Which will bring up the latest: Most Recent Northeast Federal Fishery Permit Data where you will see which permits and the start and end dates for the year in that fishery.
Those who engage in Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (Atlantic tunas, sharks, swordfish and billfish):
Those who wish to retain mahi:
Clicking on APP #1 brings you to this multi-page PDF:
Pay particular attention to page 2:
Any questions, discrepancies or information, contact the NOAA/SERO/GARFO telephone numbers on those pages. In particular: