Can yellowfin tuna be harvested off of a kayak without an HMS permit?

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answered Feb 24, 2017 by FLFishingAcademy (15 points)
Flip, unfortunately an HMS permit must be registered to the boat or vessel that the yellowfin is caught on in order to be harvest it. If a tuna is an incidental catch on a vessel or platform without an HMS permit, it must be released immediately.
commented Mar 1, 2017 by Flip (50 points)
That was my understanding also.  A local kayak guide recently posted pictures of a harvested yellow fin, which was confusing  as it seemed to go against the HMS  rules.  Thanks for your reply.
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