January 18, 2019
New reporting requirements will be implemented for federally permitted charter and headboat vessels in the Gulf of Mexico this year. Vessels will have to hail-out before taking a trip; complete an electronic report for each trip before offloading fish; and have a device permanently affixed to each vessel that, at minimum, archives vessel position and transmits that information to NOAA Fisheries.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries will be hosting workshops to inform for-hire operators about the new hail-out and electronic reporting requirements.
Meetings held on the following dates and locations will begin at 6 p.m. local time and should conclude by 8:00 p.m.:
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 8th Ave SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Orange Beach Community Center
27235 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561
City of Destin Community Center
101 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL, 32541
La Quinta Inn & Suites,
2610 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70062
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Ave, Biloxi, MS 39530
Galveston Yacht Basin
715 N. Holiday Dr, Galveston, TX 77550
Harvey Government Center
1200 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040
Hyatt Place Fort Myers at the Forum
2600 Champion Ring Rd, Ft. Myers, FL 33905