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Limited Access Privilege Programs/Data Management Branch

Limited Access Privilege Programs and Data Management in the Southeast Region

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The Southeast Regional Office’s (SERO) Limited Access Privilege Programs and Data Management (LAPP/DM) Branch has three main aspects:

  • Data management & statistical analysis;
  • Catch share programs; and
  • Electronic technologies (including electronic monitoring and reporting). 

Data are a critical component to our mission.  The LAPP/DM branch collects, manages, and analyzes fishery data to support federal fishery management in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean waters.

We monitor commercial and recreational landings with respect to quotas and annual catch limits, as well as provide statistical approaches and analyses to predict fishing seasons.  The branch works collaboratively with NMFS’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center, the Office of Science and Technology, other SERO divisions and branches, and the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean fishery management councils to evaluate and analyze the effects of proposed regulations. 

The branch supports electronic technologies for collecting fisheries data.  The branch manages and operates the Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting (SEFHIER) program.  The SEFHIER Program collects electronic reporting of federal for-hire vessel catch and effort data in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic/Atlantic regions.  The branch also manages and operates the SERO Catch Share programs, including the South Atlantic Wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota (Wreckfish ITQ), the Gulf of Mexico’s Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (RS-IFQ), and Grouper Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota (GT-IFQ) programs.


Fishing Status Catch Shares


Media Inquiries Catch Up on Catch Shares

Our newsletter, "Catch up on Catch Shares", outlines available resources pertaining to the Catch Share online system, as well as other relevant fishery management issues.  Topics included in the newsletters are: community perspectives, upcoming actions, system functions, IFQ data, and links to important events and websites. 

 

 

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 ​​ Electronic Technologies

  • NOAA Fisheries is committed to utilizing innovative and modern technologies to collect, process, and disseminate data. For more information visit the Southeast Electronic Reporting and Technologies webpage.
  • NOAA Fisheries launched the Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting (SEFHIER) program in January 2021.  This program includes electronic logbook reporting for federally permitted vessels in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic/Atlantic regions.
  • For detailed information on the SEFHIER program, please visit SEFHIER webpage.

Published Research Staff Publications

 

For copies of the following staff publications, please contact the Southeast Regional Office by phone 727-824-5305 or email.

  • Minimizing bycatch and improving efficiency in the commercial bottom longline fishery in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
  • Sink or swim? Factors affecting immediate discard mortality for the gulf of Mexico commercial reef fish fishery

Data Tools Technical Reports

 

For copies of the historical technical reports, please contact the Southeast Regional Office by phone 727-824-5305 or email.

 

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on October 12, 2021