Recordkeeping and Reporting (R&R)
Recordkeeping and Reporting for Federal Fisheries in Alaska
NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Region, manages U.S. fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the waters off Alaska. Management includes Recordkeeping and Reporting procedures to promote the goals and objectives of fishery management plans, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and and other applicable laws. The collection of reliable data is essential to the effective conservation, management, and scientific understanding of the fishery resources. NMFS recognizes that the best available biological and socioeconomic information is necessary in order to promote successful management of groundfish, crab, Pacific halibut, and salmon resources. All U.S. vessels harvesting EEZ fish and shoreside processors, stationary floating processors, and motherships receiving EEZ fish are required to hold a Federal permit and thus comply with recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Data collected are used for making inseason management decisions that affect the fishery resources and the fishing industry that utilizes them.
Reporting Forms: Online and/or fillable forms for all Alaska federal fisheries
- NMFS Reporting Forms
- Out-of-state eLandings Manual Landing Report: Report for non-Alaska shoreside processors that receive from catcher vessels groundfish harvested in the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, or the Gulf of Alaska.
- ADF&G Fish Tickets (external link)
- ADF&G Commercial Operator's Annual Report (COAR) (external link)
Logboooks: Copies of logbook forms and instructions for vessels/processors
Interagency Electronic Reporting System for reporting commercial fishery landings in Alaska.
- To report groundfish and crab landings, report daily production and submit logbooks through the Interagency Electronic Reporting System, industry can use:
eFISH - NMFS, Alaska Region's online Fisheries Information System
- eFISH provides registered buyers and fishermen access to their NMFS permit accounts to: check account and vessel balances and landing ledger reports, quota share holdings reports, and processor quota share holding reports from various fisheries; report landings; conduct quota transfers; renew certain fishery permits; submit ex-vessel value and volume reports; pay cost-recovery fees for crab, IFQ, observer and rockfish programs; report a Guided Angler Fish (GAF) landing and check a GAF permit balance.
- 50 CFR 679: Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Off Alaska
- 50 CFR 680: Shellfish Fisheries of the EEZ Off Alaska
- 50 CFR 300: International Fishing Regulations
- Pacific Halibut Fisheries (see 50 CFR 300.60 through 300.66)
- Fishery Management Boundaries: Alaska Department of Fish and Game Groundfish Statistical Areas, National Marine Fisheries Service Reporting Areas, and International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas (maps)
- Catch monitoring/scales
- ADF&G Statistical Area Charts
- NOAA Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking
- Observer Provider List
- NOAA Privacy Act System of Records
Contact InformationPatsy Bearden
PH: (907) 586-7008
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