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NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office Develops Comprehensive 2022 Contact List

June 03, 2022

FB22-032: Southeast Fishery Bulletin

Key Message:

In an effort to better serve our stakeholders, NOAA Fisheries Southeast is offering a comprehensive contact list with information on how to reach the offices you contact the most. 


NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office:



Customer Support: 1-877-376-4877, option 8

Permit renewal/transfer website:

Permit general website:

Application status website:


Sustainable Fisheries Division (SFD)

SFD main line: 727-824-5305

SFD Website: 


Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting Program (SEFHIER)

Customer Support Toll Free Line: 1-833-707-1632

Customer Support Email:



Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota Programs (IFQ)

Customer Support Toll Free Line: 1-866-425-7627

Customer Support Email:



Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) Southeast Division Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)

Commercial VMS phone line: 1-800-758-4833

For-Hire VMS phone line: 833-707-1632, option 1

OLE Help Desk (assistance with reimbursement PINs) 888-219-9228

Power-Down Exemption Request Website:


Protected Resources Division (PRD) (marine mammals, corals, protected fish, and sea turtles)

PRD main line: 727-824-5312

PRD website:


Report a Stranded or Injured Marine Animal 


Dolphins and Whales Hotline: (877) WHALE-HELP or  (877-942-5343)    

Sea Turtles Hotline: (844) SEA-TRTL or (844-732-8785)

Smalltooth Sawfish Encounter Hotline: (844) 4SAWFISH or (844) 472-9347

Sturgeon Salvage Hotline: (844) STURG-911 or (844) 788-7491

Sturgeon Encounter Email:

Giant Manta Ray Sighting Reporting: (727) 824-5312; Email:  

Coral Reef Disease and Bleaching Reporting Website:


Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation

Phone: (727) 824-5312




Habitat Conservation Division (HCD)

HCD main line: 727-824-5317

HCD website: 

HCD contacts by state:


NOAA Fisheries Southeast Grants Office: 

Grants main line: 727-824-5324



Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS):

HMS main line: 727-824-5399 or 301-427-8503 

HMS website:

HMS Compliance Guides:

HMS Permit Shop (Angling, Charter, open access commercial): 


Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)

Commercial Logbooks: 305-361-4581

Website to check Vessel Logbooks website:

Website to check Dealer Logbooks website:

Sign Up For Text Message Alerts - Find Out About Immediate Openings And Closures

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


Media Contact: Allison Garrett, 727-551-5750 

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on June 03, 2022