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Permit Applications & Request Forms

FISHERY

APPLICATIONS & FORMS

DESCRIPTION

All Fisheries Vessel landing history request Request fishing vessel catches and
landings history
All Fisheries Initial Vessel Permit Request An Initial Vessel Permit
All Fisheries Initial Vessel Operator Permit Request An Initial Vessel Operator Permit
All Fisheries Initial Dealer Permit Request An Initial Dealer Permit
All Fisheries Vessel Ownership Form Completion of this form is required with each application for a Northeast Federal fishing permit
All Fisheries Vessel Replacement, Upgrade, and Confirmation of Permit History Request A Vessel Replacement, A Vessel Upgrade, Or A Confirmation Of Permit History
All Fisheries Exempted Fishing Permit, Temporary Possession Permits, Exempted Educational Activity Authorizations, or Letter of Acknowledgement Guidance on Applying for Exempted Fishing Permits, Temporary Possession Permits, Letters of Acknowledgement, and Exempted Educational Activity Authorizations
All Fisheries Letter of Authorization (LOA) Request a Letter of Authorization (LOA). (If you have trouble accessing this document, please contact Ted Hawes at Ted.Hawes@noaa.gov or 978-281-9296)
All Fisheries Marine Mammal Serious Injury and Mortality Reporting Form Report a Marine Mammal Serious Injury and Mortality
All Fisheries Marine Mammal Authorization Program (MMAP) Certification Authorizes the taking of non-endangered/threatened marine mammals incidental to commercial fishing operations (list of fisheries)
Multispecies Multispecies DAS Leasing Form Request to Lease Northeast Multispecies DAS. (If you have trouble accessing this document, please contact Ted Hawes at Ted.Hawes@noaa.gov or 978-281-9296)
Longfin Squid Limited Access Tier 3 Longfin Squid Permit To qualify for a SMB 1C longfin squid moratorium permit, a vessel must have been issued an open access SMB 3 permit and landed at least 5,000 lb of longfin squid in any year during 1997-2013.
Multispecies Multispecies DAS Transfer Form Request to Permanently Tranfer Multispecies DAS
Multispecies Downgrade Multispecies DAS Leasing Baseline Form Request To Downgrade Multispecies DAS Leasing Baseline
Multispecies Sectors Multispecies Sectors Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE) Transfer Form Request to Transfer ACE between Sectors
Multispecies, Monkfish, Sea Scallop, Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Instructions Vessel Monitoring System Instructions For Boatracs, SkyMate and Thrane & Thrane
Multispecies, Monkfish, Sea Scallop, Surfclam/Ocean Quahog VMS Power Down Exemption Request Request a Vessel Monitoring System Power Down Exemption
Multispecies, Monkfish, Sea Scallop, Surfclam/Ocean Quahog VMS Certification Form Certify That The Subject Fishing Vessel Has An Operational VMS Unit Installed By An Approved Northeast Region VMS Vendor
Monkfish, Sea Scallop, Multispecies DAS Credit Request Form Application to Request a DAS Credit
Multispecies or Monkfish Gillnet Tags Order Form Fish with Gillnet Gear in the Northeast Multispecies or Monkfish Fisheries
Multispecies or Monkfish Missing Gillnet Tag Replacement Form Declare Lost Gillnet Tags And/or Order Replacement Tags
Atlantic Sea Scallop

Scallop Access Area Allocation Exchange Form - 2018

Request For One-For-One Exchange Of Sea Scallop Access Area Trip. (If you have trouble accessing this document, please contact Ted Hawes at Ted.Hawes@noaa.gov or 978-281-9296)
Atlantic Sea Scallop

Scallop Access Area Allocation Exchange Form - 2017

Request For One-For-One Exchange Of Sea Scallop Access Area Trip. (If you have trouble accessing this document, please contact Ted Hawes at Ted.Hawes@noaa.gov or 978-281-9296)
Atlantic Sea Scallop

Transfer LAGC IFQ Scallop Allocation - 2018

2018 LAGC IFQ Framework 28 Allocations

Request to Transfer Limited Access General Category (LAGC) Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Scallop Allocation. (If you have trouble accessing this document, please contact Ted Hawes at Ted.Hawes@noaa.gov or 978-281-9296)
Atlantic Sea Scallop

Transfer LAGC IFQ Scallop Allocation - 2017

2018 LAGC IFQ Framework 28 Allocations

Request to Transfer Limited Access General Category (LAGC) Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Scallop Allocation. (If you have trouble accessing this document, please contact Ted Hawes at Ted.Hawes@noaa.gov or 978-281-9296)
Atlantic Surfclam & Ocean Quahog SC/OQ Cage Tag Transfer Form - 2019 Request to Transfer Atlantic Surfclam or Ocean Quahog Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) Cage Tags
Atlantic Surfclam & Ocean Quahog Application for SC/OQ ITQ Permit - 2019 Application for Surfclam / Ocean Quahog Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ)
Permit
Atlantic Surfclam & Ocean Quahog SC/OQ ITQ Ownership Form - 2019 Surfclam / Ocean Quahog Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) Ownership Form
Atlantic Surfclam & Ocean Quahog Application to Shuck SC/OQ at Sea Request To Shuck Surfclams & Ocean Quahogs At Sea
Golden Tilefish Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Allocation Transfer Form Request to Transfer Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Allocation
Golden Tilefish Initial Tilefish IFQ Allocation Interest Declaration Form List Ownership Interests In All Tilefish IFQ Allocation Permits
American Lobster Lobster Trap Tags Order Form Order Federal Lobster Trap Tags. (If you have trouble accessing this document, please contact Peter Burns at peter.burns@noaa.gov or 978-281-9144)
American Lobster Trap Transfer Application (Fillable Online)

Trap Transfer Application (Print Only)
Request to transfer Area 2, 3 or Outer Cape Traps
Atlantic Herring, Atlantic Mackerel, Squid or Butterfish Released Catch Affidavit Reporting Requirement for Midwater Trawl Vessels Fishing in Groundfish Closed Areas
All Seafood Processors Processed Products Reporting Form
Supplemental Economic Survey Form
Letter to Processors and Reporting Instructions
High Seas High Seas Fishing Permit Any High Seas Fishing Vessel Of The United States. High Seas Is Defined As Those Waters Beyond The Exclusive Economic Zone Of Any Country.
Atlantic Tunas Atlantic Tunas Fishing Permit Request an Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery Permit
Southeast Region Atlantic Dolphin-Wahoo Fishery Southeast Region Vessel Permit, Dealer Permit, and Operator Card Southeast Region Vessel Permit, Dealer Permit, and Operator Card Requirements in the Atlantic Dolphin-Wahoo Fishery
All NOAA Fisheries Forms Forms by Geographic Fishing Areas All NOAA Fisheries Forms - National, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Northwest, Pacific Islands, and Alaska

Privacy Act Statement

Authority:  The collection of this information is authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C 1801 et seq., the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act, the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950, the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFCIA; 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq), the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Fur Seal Act.  The authority for the mandatory collection of the Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 31 U.S.C. 7701.

Purpose: In order to manage U.S. fisheries, the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires the use of permits or registrations by participants in the United States. Information on NOAA Fisheries permit applicants and renewing holders includes vessel owner contact information, date of birth, TIN and vessel descriptive information.  Permit holder information may be used as sampling frames for surveys, as part of Fishery Management Council (FMC) analysis to support FMC decisions.

Routine Uses:  The Department will use this information to determine permit eligibility and to identify fishery participants. Disclosure of this information is permitted under the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. Section 552a), to be shared within NMFS offices, in order to coordinate monitoring and management of sustainability of fisheries and protected resources, as well as with the applicable State or Regional Marine Fisheries Commissions and International Organizations. Disclosure of this information is also subject to all of the published routine uses as identified in the Privacy Act System of Records Notice COMMERCE/NOAA-19, Permits and Registrations for the United States Federally Regulated Fisheries.

Disclosure:  Furnishing this information is voluntary; however, failure to provide complete and accurate information will prevent the determination of eligibility for a permit.