Gulf of Mexico Modifications to Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements

Overview

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Fishing Type
Recreational
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
10/26/2018
Comments Close
11/26/2018
Point of Contact
Rich Malinowski, 727-824-5305, Rich.Malinowski@noaa.gov

Summary

The For-Hire Electronic Reporting Amendment would modify data reporting requirements for federally permitted for-hire vessels (charter vessels and headboats) in the Gulf of Mexico to declare (hail-out) the type of trip (for-hire or other) prior to departing for any trip, and electronically submit trip-level reports prior to off-loading fish at the end of each fishing trip.

Prior to departing for any trip, the owner or operator of a vessel issued a charter vessel/headboat permit for Gulf reef fish or Gulf CMP is required to declare (hail out) the type of trip (e.g., for-hire or other trip). When departing on a for-hire trip they must include the expected return time and landing location. Reports would include information about catch and effort during the trip.

The amendment would also require that federally permitted for-hire vessels possess a global positioning system (GPS) attached to the vessel that is capable, at a minimum, of archiving GPS locations.


Amendment

Modifications to Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements

Supporting Materials

Bulletins

Comment Period Extension: Proposed Modifications to Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements

FB18-080 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For More Information, Contact: Rich Malinowski, rich.malinowski@noaa.gov, 727-824-5305
November 20, 2018 -

Request for Comments: Proposed Modifying Charter Vessel and Headboat Reporting Requirements

FB18-071 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For More Information , Contact: Rich Malinowski, 727-824-5305
October 25, 2018 -

Request for Comments: Proposed Modification to Gulf of Mexico Charter Vessel and Headboat Electronic Reporting Requirements

FB18-043 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For More Information, Contact: Rich Malinowski, 727-824-5305, Rich.Malinowski@noaa.gov
June 21, 2018 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 10/26/2018