This app is made for operators of federally regulated fishing vessels in the Greater Atlantic Region of the USA who are required to submit Vessel Trip Report (VTR) reports based on their Federal Fishing Permit, Exempted Fishing Permit or Research Set-Aside program.
This is a free service provided by NOAA Fisheries as an alternative to the paper VTR report. This app makes the reporting process faster, clearer, and eliminates the need to download references for port and species codes.
This is an official app from NOAA Fisheries and reporting through this app constitutes regulatory compliance. All data is submitted directly and securely to NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO). Use of this app complies with any GARFO mandated requirement for electronic reporting (eVTR).
Users must contact NOAA Fisheries at 978-281-9188 for credentials to use this app. Users must possess a valid GARFO Vessel Operator Permit.
This is a maintenance version:
- this version fixes an issue where messages where not being deleted when the message expired.
- the user can now set the Date Time Landed up 3 hours into the future.
Ratings and Reviews
Easiest Method Since Paper VTR
I’ve used a couple other electronic reporting programs on laptop computers that weren’t user friendly. Coupled with the fact you needed a WiFi connection to submit them made it a general pain in the backside.
In my experience, it’s user-friendly and generally reliable. I can spend 5 minutes each trip to complete a report and submit.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- 44.7 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 NOAA Fisheries (U.S. Dept. of Commerce)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.