For-hire Vessels and Tilefish Anglers: Reporting Requirements Reminder

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NOAA Fisheries - New England - Mid Atlantic Bulletin

April 14, 2021

For-hire Vessels and Tilefish Anglers: Reporting Requirements Reminder

As the recreational fishing season gets going, we remind all GARFO permitted vessel operators about the current reporting requirements:

  • For-hire (party and charter) vessels that hold federal permits for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council must submit their Vessel Trip Reports (VTR) electronically.

  • Vessels issued only a Northeast multispecies (groundfish) charter/party permit may report on paper or electronic VTRs, until later this fall when e-VTRs will be required. You are encouraged to start reporting electronically as soon as possible.

  • Tilefish anglers on private vessels must submit their VTRs electronically for trips targeting or catching golden and blueline tilefish.

All fishermen can choose from several smart devices and web-based apps to report electronically.


For more information and technical support, go to our Vessel Trip Reporting web page.  You can also contact your local Port Agent.

Media: Contact Allison Ferreira, Regional Office, 978-281-9103