Final rules were published in December 2013 (South Atlantic) and February 2014 (Gulf of Mexico) requiring headboats to submit weekly electronic logbooks. Previously headboats were required to submit paper-based logbooks on a monthly basis. For more information go to:
A final rule was published in April 2014 requiring seafood dealers in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic to report purchases of federally managed species on a weekly basis. These new reporting requirements will become effective on August 7, 2014. More information is available here .
In March/April 2014, the Gulf and South Atlantic Councils formed a Technical Subcommittee to begin development of electronic reporting requirements for… Read More »