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Resources for Fishing in the Greater Atlantic Region

Information on the permits (vessel, dealer and operator permits) and other fishing authorizations that are required in order to participate in the Greater Atlantic Region’s fisheries. This includes data reports and analyses to support and evaluate the region’s fishery management programs.

Notice to Fishing Vessel Owners and Operators

Most federally permitted commercial fisheries and New England For-Hire fisheries are required to submit all of their vessel trip reports electronically beginning November 10, 2021. This action does not apply to lobster-only permitted vessels, which currently have no mandatory reporting requirement. However, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has recommended and NOAA Fisheries is considering federal trip reporting requirements for Federal lobster-only vessels.

For more information, see the rule summary  Educational and outreach material is available on our websites and shared through our social media outlets.

eVTR How To Guides

Permits and Forms


Monitoring and Analysis

Notices and Rules

Maps & GIS

Fishermen's News

Email List/Text Alerts

Sign up for email updates. First, enter your email address. On the next page, you will be able to choose from several subscription topics. Scroll down to New England/Mid-Atlantic Updates and choose the fisheries or topics you would like to receive email about. 

To sign up for text alerts, choose "SMS/Text Message" in the subscription type box, enter your phone number on the next page, and then choose "regional updates" under subscription topics. Scroll down and choose the topics that interest you.

Managed Species


Understanding Fisheries Management in the United States

NOAA Fisheries is responsible for managing marine fisheries within the U.S. exclusive economic zone. Learn more about the sustainable management of our marine fisheries.