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New Reporting Requirements for Charter/ Party Fleet Fishing for Species Managed by MAFMC

Starting March 12, 2018, vessels issued a Greater Atlantic Region charter/party permit for the species listed below will be required to submit electronic vessel trip reports within 48 hours for all trips carrying passengers for hire. These new requirements stem from the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Omnibus Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting (eVTR) Framework. All other current reporting requirements remain in effect.

A vessel issued a federal charter or party permit for the species listed below, on trips with passengers for hire, must submit vessel trip reports

This change applies to all vessels with federal Greater Atlantic Regional charter or party permits for any of the following species:

Check out our web page on New Reporting Requirements for more information.

You may also contact Daniel Luers, Sustainable Fisheries Division, at 978-282-8457 or email at