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Operators of NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Region permitted vessels are required to submit a vessel trip report (VTR) for every fishing trip regardless of where the fishing occurs or what species are targeted, with the exception of those vessels that possess only a lobster permit.  VTRs are required in order to provide information on when and where catch occurred.  Operators of all federally permitted vessels must complete a VTR prior to landing.  VTRs can be submitted either through the use of paper forms or through the use of electronic VTR software.

Vessel Trip Report Information

Logbook Request

Requests for paper VTR logbooks may be made by visiting Fish Online at or by calling the VTR office at (978) 281-9246.