Reminder For Tilefish Anglers And For-Hire Vessels - The Fisherman

Reminder For Tilefish Anglers And For-Hire Vessels

As the recreational fishing season gets going, we remind all GARFO permitted vessel operators about the current reporting requirements:

  • For-hire (party and charter) vessels that hold federal permits for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council must submit their Vessel Trip Reports (VTR) electronically.
  • Vessels issued only a Northeast multispecies (groundfish) charter/party permit may report on paper or electronic VTRs, until later this fall when e-VTRs will be required. You are encouraged to start reporting electronically as soon as possible.
  • Tilefish anglers on private vessels must submit their VTRs electronically for trips targeting or catching golden and blueline tilefish.

All fishermen can choose from several smart devices and web-based apps to report electronically.

For more information and technical support, go to our Vessel Trip Reporting web page. You can also contact your local Port Agent.

Media: Contact Allison Ferreira, Regional Office, (978)281-9103