Unsupported Browser Detected

Internet Explorer lacks support for the features of this website. For the best experience, please use a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Enhancements to the Login Procedure for the Catch Shares Online System

July 20, 2017

FB17-039 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For More Information, Contact: Catch Share Customer Support, (866) 425-7627 (option 2, 8am – 4:30pm EST), nmfs.ser.catchshare@noaa.gov

Key Message:

  • NOAA Fisheries has simplified the login procedure for the catch share online system.
  • The catch share online system is home to the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs for commercial Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish as well as the Bluefin Tuna Individual Bycatch Quota (BFT) program.
  • Users no longer have to specify their role before logging in.
  • Users also no longer have to click to “Accept Terms of Use.”  Simply clicking on the login button indicates acceptance of the Terms of Use of the web application.
  • Users of both programs (IFQ and BFT) can access the catch share online system at https://portal.southeast.fisheries.noaa.gov/cs/.

How to Log Into the Online Catch Shares System:

  • After clicking on the “Log In” button in the upper right corner of the SERO Catch Shares homepage the Login Form pop-up box will appear.
  • To log in to the SERO Catch Share system:  
  1. Enter your User ID.  User IDs are usually 4 letters followed by 4 numbers and are NOT case sensitive.
  2. Enter your PIN.  PINs are case sensitive (upper and lower case must be exact).
  3. Your role will automatically populate after you enter your User ID (IFQ or BFT Shareholder, IFQ or BFT Dealer, or IFQ or BFT Vessel).
  4. Click the login button to access your account.  You are required to change your PIN when you log in for the first time or 180 days after your password was last changed.



NOAA's Text Message Alert Program allows you to receive important fishery related alerts via text message (SMS).  Standard message & data rates may apply. You may opt-out at any time.

Text alerts you may receive include:

  • Immediate fishery openings and closures
  • Any significant changes to fishing regulations that happen quickly

Sign up for one or more of the following groups:

  • Gulf of Mexico Recreational Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text GULFRECFISH to 888777
  • Gulf of Mexico Commercial Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text GULFCOMMFISH to 888777
  • South Atlantic Recreational Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text SATLRECFISH to 888777
  • South Atlantic Commercial Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text SATLCOMMFISH to 888777
  • Caribbean Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text CARIBFISH to 888777

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on March 19, 2019