The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a webinar-based meeting with its for-hire advisory panel members and the public on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to gather input regarding an upcoming Council Omnibus Framework action that could require electronic reporting of for-hire Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) starting January 1, 2017 for all Council-managed fisheries that require for-hire VTR reporting.
Webinar: The meeting will be held via webinar (http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/evtr/) with a telephone audio connection. As a reminder, the only way to participate/talk is to call into the webinar on the phone. Phone connection information pops up when you join the webinar. If folks happen to be away from their computer at the meeting time, you can also call in directly: 800-832-0736, RM: *7833942#.
Background: The Council is considering electronic reporting of for-hire Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) starting January 1, 2017. This action would change the method of transmitting VTRs - the required data elements would not change. VTRs would be required to be completed before arriving at the dock, and electronic reports would have to be submitted within 24 hours after docking. This meeting will gather input from the Council’s for-hire advisory panel members and the public in preparation for Council action at the August 2016 meeting in Virginia Beach, VA (http://www.mafmc.org/meetings/).
- Framework Meeting 1 Document
- Draft Comparison of Systems Certified to Submit Electronic Vessel Trip Reports
These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.