Workshop on Electronic Reporting of Vessel Trip Reports (eVTRs) for the For-Hire Sector

For information about eVTR requirements and reporting software options, please visit our For-Hire Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting web page. 

Two workshops will be held for for the purpose of providing instruction to for-hire operators on electronic reporting of vessel trip reports (VTRs). While all options for electronic reporting will be briefly discussed, the majority of each workshop will focus on hands-on training for the SAFIS eTrips/mobile and eTrips Online systems developed by the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP). 

Workshop Dates and Locations 

What to Bring

It would be extremely helpful to bring an electronic tablet or laptop capable of connecting to the internet via W-Fi and have a Google account (for Android systems) or iTunes account (for Apple systems) established to allow downloading of the SAFIS eTrips/mobile app. If you will be using ACCSP’s SAFIS eTrips/mobile or eTrips Online and you do not have a SAFIS account, the ACCSP will contact you prior to the workshop to set up your account. 

Please direct any questions to workshop coordinator Andrew Loftus (; 410-295-5997).


These workshops have a limited number of spaces. Participants are strongly encouraged to register early so that workshop personnel can work with each individual prior to the workshop to provide needed information and establish accounts with management agencies for reporting systems (if necessary). Participants can register by using the form below or by contacting workshop coordinator Andy Loftus at  If you register and then decide not to attend, please let us know as soon as possible to free up space for other participants.

Name *
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Select only one
Select only one (For more information about these options, visit the For-Hire eVTR page linked at the top of this page.)

Advisory Panel Application

Advisory Panel applications can be completed using the form below or downloaded and submitted by mail, fax, or email. 

  • Online: Fill out and submit the online application using the form below; OR
  • Download the application to fill out by hand or in Microsoft Word and be submitted to:
    • Mail to Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901;
    • Email to; OR
    • Fax to (302) 674-5399. 

Please include “ADVISORY PANEL” in the subject of your fax or email. 

Advisory Panel Application

The following application is designed to provide the Council with information on you and your background and interest in Mid-Atlantic fisheries. Your application will be provided to Council members and staff and will be kept in strict confidence. Please complete all sections; incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Applicant Information
Name *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Address *
Phone *
Check the advisory panels on which you are interested in serving. If you are not sure which advisory panel would be most appropriate given your fisheries background, check unknown. *
Please describe your fisheries interest and background by answering the following questions:
(e.g., commercial vessel or recreational vessel (party/headboat/charter) crew, a captain, or vessel owner, fishermen's organization representative or member, fish processor or marketer/dealer, private recreational fishermen, bait/tackle shop owner, conservation organization representative or member, NGO, scientist or researcher, etc.)
(e.g., if applicable, describe the species you target or process, fishing permits held, primary fishing gear types used, areas of research/study, organization of employment or educational institution, etc.)
(e.g., commercial and recreational fishing industries, habitat, gear development, fish marketing, etc.)
e.g., NJ state-waters, all North and Mid-Atlantic, etc.
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Date *