Back in September; the Greater Atlantic Regional Office of NOAA Fisheries (GARFO) announced mandatory electronic reporting requirements effecting ANY FOR HIRE VESSEL that fishes under a federal permit and is endorsed to catch certain Mid Atlantic Council managed species. Many New England based charter boats, some who don’t even realize they are supposed to have a federal
Tilefish are managed by the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council. (go to the MAFMC page for this species). Come back to this Fissues.org page frequently to get the latest news & opinion.