Mid-Atlantic Council to Offer Training Workshops on Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting for the For-Hire Community

TweetThe Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will hold a workshop Saturday, February 24 in Tom’s River, NJ, to help for-hire vessel operators prepare for upcoming electronic reporting requirements. Beginning March 12, 2018, all vessels with federal charter or party permits … Continue reading →

New Electronic Reporting Requirements for Mid-Atlantic Charter/Party Vessels

TweetBeginning March 12, 2018, all charter and party vessels that hold a federal permit for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will be required to electronically submit vessel trip reports for all trips carrying passengers for hire. These eVTRs must be … Continue reading →

Commercial summer flounder limit change‏

TweetEffective 0001 hours Sunday August 28, 2016, the Summer Flounder commercial fishery possession limit will be reduced from 100 pounds to 50 pounds. Possession limits will be periodically adjusted, if needed, to land 100% of the annual quota by the … Continue reading →

Daily Trip Limit for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Tweet  Daily Trip Limit Adjustments for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category   Courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service April 20, 2016 Today National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces adjustments to the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) daily retention limits that apply … Continue reading →

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna South Area – CLOSED

Tweet Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Trophy Angling Category South Area – CLOSED!    Effective as of 11:30 p.m. (EST), April 10, 2016 the Angling category for large medium and giant “trophy” bluefin tuna (73” or greater) in the southern area (see … Continue reading →

Expansion of Fishing on National Wildlife Refuges‏

TweetService Announces 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the agency will expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges throughout the Service’s National Wildlife Refuge … Continue reading →