Proposed Rule for Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting for Commercial and For-Hire Vessels


Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Moira Kelly, Recreational Fisheries Coordinator and Senior Fishery Program Specialist, 978-281-9218


NOAA Fisheries proposes an action to require commercially permitted vessels in both New England and mid-Atlantic regions to submit vessel trip reports electronically within 48 hours of the end of a trip.In addition, this action would require for-hire vessels with permits for species managed by the New England Fishery Management Council to submit vessel trip reports electronically. Document retention requirements would also be removed with this action. This action is intended to increase data quality and timeliness of vessel trip reports.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 07/17/2020