Fishing Vessel at sea

Electronic Reporting Mandates Hot Topic Among Councils

Three federal fishery management councils on both US coasts have recently been discussing and acting on electronic logbook-related policies.
Since 2018, the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils have been deliberating on whether or not all commercial fishermen harvesting species managed by the councils should switch to mandatory electronic vessel trip reports (eVTRs). Charter…