Thursday, March 19, 2020

Southeast Fisheries Permit Office Walk-Up Window Closure Effective Immediately


The Southeast Fisheries Permit Office walk-up window located at 263 13th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, is closed effective immediately, and will remain closed until further notice. This measure is taken out of an abundance of caution and our commitment to protecting the health and safety of our employees and our customers during the COVID-19 virus pandemic. NOAA Fisheries will publish another Fishery Bulletin when this closure ends.

The Southeast Fisheries Permit Office encourages all eligible permit holders to use the 24/7 online permit system to submit their renewal application by using the link below:


If you have further questions regarding this matter, please contact the Southeast Fisheries Permit Office by telephone at (877) 376-4877, weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., excluding federal holidays.

Sign Up for Text Message Alerts

NOAA's Text Message Alert Program allows you to receive important fishery related alerts via text message (SMS). Standard message and data rates may apply. You may opt-out at any time. Text alerts you may receive include immediate fishery openings and closures and any significant changes to fishing regulations that happen quickly.

Sign up for one or more of the fisheries-related alerts below by texting the following to888777:

  • Gulf of Mexico Recreational: Text GULFRECFISH
  • Gulf of Mexico Commercial: Text GULFCOMMFISH
  • South Atlantic Recreational: Text SATLRECFISH
  • South Atlantic Commercial: Text SATLCOMMFISH
  • Caribbean: Text CARIBFISH

Other Contacts

Media: Kim Amendola (727) 551-5705, Allison Garrett (727) 551-5750