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Our Free eVTR App is Available for Online Reporting

February 28, 2018

Starting March 12, 2018, vessels issued a Greater Atlantic Region charter/party permit for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council 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 Council's Omnibus Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting Framework. All other current reporting requirements remain in effect. 

With our new NOAA Fish Online App (iOS), you can now submit your electronic Vessel Trip Reports (eVTRs) using your iPhone or iPad. With this free app, you can:

  • Create a new eVTR
  • Edit an existing report
  • Be alerted to any errors made
  • Auto-fill forms
  • Start and complete a form at different times prior to landing

Reports submitted via this app will meet all of GARFO’s reporting requirements for both commercial (except ITQ Clams) and recreational fishing.

If you have a valid Federal fishing permit and would like to use this convenient app, first contact our Help Desk at 978-281-9188 or to obtain log-in information. Then search for “NOAA EVTR” in the Apple App Store, use the Filters dropdown menu to select “iPhone Only,” and download the free app to your iOS device. Our Help Desk is available if you need additional assistance.

In addition to our NOAA Fish Online App, we approved other applications for electronic reporting. Go to our Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting website for more information.

Questions? Contact Daniel Luers, Sustainable Fisheries Division, at  978-282-8457 or email at