Facilitating the Submission of Electronic Vessel Trip Reports by Northeast Fishermen

This project will build upon and continue current work to introduce and facilitate the use by northeast fishermen of electronic logbook software and associated hardware and enable electronic transmission of vessel trip reports (VTRs). With an increasing number of vessels already fitted with the necessary equipment, the forthcoming announcement that electronic Vessel Trip Reporting (eVTR) is an available data submission alternative to paper VTRs, and an increased realization by fishermen that electronic data collection provides a wide array of previously unattainable benefits, there is an increased need to respond appropriately and facilitate the introduction and use of electronic logbook software and associated hardware.