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NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office Contact List

NOAA Fisheries Southeast offers a comprehensive contact list with information on how to reach the offices you contact the most. 

NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-regional-office



Customer Support: (877) 376-4877, option 8

Permit renewal/transfer website: https://appscloud.fisheries.noaa.gov/suite/?signin=native

Permit general website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/southeast/resources-fishing/southeast-fisheries-permits

Application status website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/southeast/resources-fishing/southeast-region-application-status


Sustainable Fisheries Division (SFD)

SFD main line: (727) 824-5305

SFD Website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/region/southeast#fisheries 


Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting Program (SEFHIER)

Customer Support Toll Free Line: (833) 707-1632

Customer Support Email: ser.electronicreporting@noaa.gov

Website: https://go.usa.gov/xMBjm 


Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota Programs (IFQ)

Customer Support Toll Free Line: (866) 425-7627

Customer Support Email: NMFS.SER.CatchShare@noaa.gov

Website: https://secatchshares.fisheries.noaa.gov/ 


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

Commercial VMS phone line: (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:https://grunt.sefsc.noaa.gov/apex/fer/r/fer_forms/home?session=17706389004388


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

PRD main line: (727) 824-5312

PRD website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/region/southeast#protected-marine-life


Report a Stranded or Injured Marine Animal 

Website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/report

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: NOAA.Sturg911@noaa.gov

Giant Manta Ray Sighting Reporting: (727) 824-5312; Email: manta.ray@noaa.gov  

Coral Reef Disease and Bleaching Reporting Website: https://floridadep.gov/rcp/coral/content/seafan-southeast-florida-action-network


Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation

Phone: (727) 824-5312

Email: nmfs.ser.esa.consultations@noaa.gov

Website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/southeast/endangered-species-conservation/esa-section-7-interagency-consultation-southeast-united-states


Habitat Conservation Division (HCD)

HCD main line: (727) 824-5317

HCD website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/region/southeast#habitat 

HCD contacts by state: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/content/contact-habitat-conservation-division-southeast


NOAA Fisheries Southeast Grants Office: 

Grants main line: (727) 824-5324

Website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/funding-opportunities#funding-opportunities 


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS):

HMS main line: (727) 824-5399 or (301) 427-8503 (if no answer please leave a message)

HMS website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/atlantic-highly-migratory-species

HMS Compliance Guides: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantic-highly-migratory-species/atlantic-highly-migratory-species-fishery-compliance-guides

HMS Permit Shop (Angling, Charter, open access commercial): https://hmspermits.noaa.gov/ 


Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)

Commercial Logbooks: (305) 361-4581

Website to check Vessel Logbooks website: https://grunt.sefsc.noaa.gov/apex/f?p=150:15

Website to check Dealer Logbooks website: https://grunt.sefsc.noaa.gov/apex/f?p=150:16


Sign Up for Text Message Alerts

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 April 01, 2024