Mandatory For-Hire Electronic Vessel Trip Reports

Published 05/22/2018

Beginning March 12, 2018, vessels that hold Federal party or charter permits for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will be REQUIRED to submit electronic vessel trip reports (eVTRs) for all trips carrying passengers for hire. These eVTRs must be submitted through a NOAA-approved eVTR software application within 48 hours of reaching port following the end of a fishing trip. If you have not set up an account to begin reporting, call the Harbor Light Software helpdesk at 800-984-0810. Our staff at HLS will walk you through the process of submitting your trip reports electronically using eTRIPS mobile or eTRIPS online. Need Support? Go to  http://www.harborlightsoftware.com/etrips-support where you will find training videos/manuals and FAQs. Don't be left behind! Call today.