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Pre-Trip Notification System (Northeast)

June 25, 2020

The Pre-Trip Notification System was designed to provide a fast, simple and effective way to ensure fair and adequate coverage of all vessels fishing for Northeast groundfish. 

Owners/operators of vessels in the following fisheries are required to notify Northeast Fisheries Observers Program prior to each trip.

Internet (preferred method)

This should be the primary means of trip notification and trip changes. Vessels should log in to the Pre-Trip Notification System using the same username (Permit Number) and password (PIN) that they use for Fish-On-Line.


This should be the secondary means of trip notification. The email address to submit trip notifications, trip changes, questions, or problems is


This is the backup means for notification. The number for notifications is (855) FISHES1 [(855) 347-4371]. At this number, the Pre-Trip Notification System Coordinator is available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on business days. After business hours and on weekends and holidays, calls will be fielded by an answering service operator who is qualified to enter notifications, to answer frequently asked questions, and to help troubleshoot common issues. In emergency situations, the operator will immediately contact a NOAA Fisheries representative for assistance.

Last updated on 08/26/2021