Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council & NOAA Fisheries Host For-Hire Reporting Requirement Workshops

New reporting requirements will be implemented for federally permitted charter and headboat vessels in the Gulf of Mexico this year. Vessels will have to hail-out before taking a trip; complete an electronical report for each trip before offloading fish; and have a device permanently affixed to each vessel that, at minimum, archives vessel position and transmits that information to NOAA Fisheries.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries will be hosting workshops to inform for-hire operators about the new hail-out and electronic reporting requirements.

Meeting held on the following dates and locations will begin at 6 p.m. local time and should conclude by 8:00 p.m.


January 24
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 8th Ave SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 896-8626


January 28
Orange Beach Community Center
27235 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-6629


February 1
City of Destin Community Center
101 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL, 32541
(850) 654-5184


February 13
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Ave, Biloxi, MS 39530
(228) 374-5000
February 14
Hale Boggs Federal Building
500 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 7013
(504) 589-7775


February 25
Galveston Yacht Basin
715 N. Holiday Dr, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 765-3000


March 7
Harvey Government Center
1200 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 295-4385


March 11
Hyatt Place Fort Myers at the Forum
2600 Champion Ring Rd, Ft. Myers, FL 33905
(239) 418-1844