NOAA Fisheries is implementing new reporting requirements for for-hire vessels through the Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Program.  The purpose of this program is to provide more accurate and reliable fisheries information about for-hire catch, effort, and discards.  All federal Gulf Reef Fish and/or Coastal Migratory Pelagic Charter and Headboat Permit holders and all federal South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper, Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagics and Atlantic Dolphin Wahoo Charter/Headboat Permit Holders are required to electronically report fishing effort and landings starting in January of 2021.  Specific requirements and information for the Gulf and South Atlantic regions are available in downloadable toolkits via the link buttons below.

Introduction to the Southeast Electronic Reporting Program

Electronic Reporting

Position Reporting

VMS Vendor Outreach Webinars

October 7, 2021

October 12, 2021

For more information on the Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Program in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic please visit:

Customer Service Hotline:  1-833-707-1632 (available 8:00-4:30, EST)


Instructional videos available at:

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