Workshop on Electronic reporting of Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) for the For-Hire Sector for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Purpose: Two workshops will be held for purposes of providing instruction on electronic reporting of for-hire Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) for fisheries managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council that require for-hire VTR reporting While all options for electronic reporting will be briefly discussed, the majority of each workshop will focus on hands-on training for the eTrips/mobile and eTrips/PC system developed by the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program.


  • April 25, 2017 at the Hilton Mystic hotel 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic CT 06355. Phone: (860) 572-0731.
  • April 27, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. Phone: (410) 859-8400.

Participation is limited to 30 individuals per workshop!

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 app.

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


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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. 

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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.)
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