Proposed Rule to Implement Permitting and Reporting Requirements for Private Recreational Tilefish Vessels
NOAA Fisheries is proposing regulations to implement permitting and reporting measures for private recreational tilefish vessels that were approved in Amendment 6 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan.
Proposed measures include requiring private recreational vessels that intend to target golden or blueline tilefish to obtain a federal private recreational tilefish vessel permit through an online application on the Greater Atlantic Regional Office website.
Proposed measures also include a requirement for private recreational tilefish vessels to fill out and submit a vessel trip report within 24 hours of returning to port for trips where tilefish were targeted and/or retained.
The intended effect of this action is to notify private recreation tilefish vessels of the proposed changes and to solicit public comment on these measures.