charter fisherman's Association

Modifications to Federally-Permitted For-Hire Reporting Requirements 


Here is a link to what is currently being proposed by the council:

Electronic Reporting Amendment


Here is the submitted Public Comment to the Gulf Council from the Charter Fisherman's Association:

New Electronic Reporting  Resource Page 

https://www.accsp.org/what-we-do/safis/etrips-mobile-instructions/ -> to make etrips account

you either choose personal or company account and then if company look at how its listed on your permit and make sure to use exact spelling and punctuation – if personal, have the permit holders info & birthdate ready

support number – 800-984-0810

support email – Mobile_support@accsp.org

 

http://www.bluefindata.com/ -> to make VESL account

you need your ‘official number’ from your permit & the birthdate from the permit to make account, if corporation owns permit than you use the date listed on sunbiz

support number – 202-883-8375

support email – support@bluefindata.com

SERO contact if your account is pending – Alicia - alicia.breton@noaa.gov

 

Sefhier program contact info

The helpline is: 1-833-707-1632

The email is:  ser.electronicreporting@noaa.gov

 


Gulf of Mexico ELB Resource Sheet

NOAA Fisheries Gulf ELB website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/southeast/recreational-fishing-data/southeast-hire-electronic-reporting-program

Hotline: 1-833-707-1632

E-mail:  ser.electronicreporting@noaa.gov

Gulf Council links and instructional videos: https://gulfcouncil.org/southeast-for-hire-electronic-reporting-program/

This link also includes 3 instructional videos on the electronic logbooks. 

Gulf Council/NMFS introductory webinar: 

Morning Session: : https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3890575027544773889

Evening Session: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2025937447262637063

Informative blog by University of Florida and Seagrant Agent, Michael Sipos on the reporting requirements. http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/2020/12/23/federally-permitted-for-hire-fishing-operations-in-florida-states-listen-up-a-quick-review-of-noaas-new-southeast-for-hire-electronic-reporting-program/?fbclid=IwAR3CHM19e8vJD_N2CNtoBj7sJ1UxaZoZwQOQh-0Y-4wOn-mcc8tv7HHZvMI

 

Reporting software and account creation:

eTrips Account Information:

https://www.accsp.org/what-we-do/safis/etrips-mobile-instructions/

Support number – 800-984-0810

Support email – Mobile_support@accsp.org

Notes: you either choose personal or company account and then if company look at how it's listed on your permit and make sure to use exact spelling and punctuation – if personal, have the permit holders info & birthdate ready.

VESL Account Information: 

http://www.bluefindata.com/ 

Support number – 202-883-8375

Support email – support@bluefindata.com 

SERO contact if your account remains pending – Alicia - alicia.breton@noaa.gov

Notes: you need your ‘official number’ from your permit & the birthdate from the permit to make account, if corporation owns permit than you use the date listed on sunbiz.

 

How to enter a hail out and report in VESL

before leaving, open the app and hit 'create a trip' then hit that blue square upper right corner, once done enter your vessel, captain name, depature and return times and return port then click 'done' and then hit the save button upper right corner

before offloading fish whether on the ride in or once back at the dock click 'find a trip' look up your 'pending' hail out you made that moring and enter all the other info like number of passengers, what you were targetting, cost of trip etc. and click done and save then scroll down on bottom right hit 'add detail' and then add your species (use the search feature to save time of scrolling) then enter how many you caught and kept and how many you caught and released

Then once done click done, save and at the bottom should be a green submit button.... unless you have errors, if you have errors it will be red and at the top you can click 'show errors' and then you can fix what they are and then it will let you submit **REMEMBER - when you hail out there will always be errors since your only filling out that very top portions**

Federal Register for VMS Requirements: 

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/08/2020-14600/vessel-monitoring-systems-requirements-for-type-approval-of-cellular-transceiver-units FR to allow cellular based units - July 8, 2020 

 

Federal Register for ELB final rule:

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/21/2020-15275/fisheries-of-the-caribbean-gulf-of-mexico-and-south-atlantic-electronic-reporting-for-federally - July 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



 

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