10/29/18 – NOAA Fisheries – FB18-072: South Atlantic Electronic For-Hire Reporting Informational Sessions Scheduled for 2018

South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin 
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FB18-072
FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: October 26, 2018

CONTACT: Karla Gore, Karla.Gore@noaa.gov, 727-824-5305

South Atlantic Electronic For-Hire Reporting Informational Sessions Scheduled for 2018
KEY MESSAGE:
  • NOAA Fisheries is developing an electronic reporting program for permit holders who have a South Atlantic Federal charter/headboat for-hire permit for snapper-grouper, dolphin wahoo, or coastal migratory pelagics fisheries.
  • The final rule for the program has not published but these requirements are expected to be effective in 2019.
  • Once implemented, this electronic reporting program will require the owners and operators of all charter vessels issued South Atlantic Federal permits to report information about their trips and catch on a weekly basis.
  • NOAA Fisheries will be holding informational sessions on the electronic reporting program in the locations listed below.
  • During these informational sessions, NOAA Fisheries and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council staff will review the electronic reporting program requirements, including how to submit reports electronically, and where to report if you hold Federal for-hire permits in different regions.
  • All informational sessions begin at 6:00 pm with a presentation from staff. After the presentation, there will be time for questions about the program.
  • These informational sessions are not mandatory but will provide useful information about the upcoming electronic reporting program.
  • For more information about the Electronic Reporting Program, please visit:www.fisheries.noaa.gov/southeast/et or, contact Karla Gore at (727) 824-5305 or karla.gore@noaa.gov. 
Date
Location
October 30, 2018
 Haddrells Point and Tackle, 885 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
November 1, 2018
Armstrong Science Center, Biology Classroom 1109, Library Dr, Savannah, GA 31419
November 13, 2018
Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040
November 15, 2018
North East Florida Marlin Association, 30 harbor Dr.  St Augustine, FL 32084
December 13, 2018
Dare County Office Rm 168 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr Manteo, NC 27954
If you cannot attend an informational session in person, webinars are scheduled for November 27, 2018, and December 13, 2018, from 6:00-7:00 pm. The links to register for the webinar can be found here: