The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is hosting a Sept. 15 online training session on how to submit electronic vessel trip reports, the new digital system that commercial vessels with federal species permits will be required to use starting this fall.

Beginning Nov. 10, 2021, all vessels with federal permits for species managed by the Mid-Atlantic or New England Council will be required to submit vessel trip reports (VTRs) electronically as eVTRs within 48 hours of the end of a trip.

The Sept. 15 webinar will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include a step-by-step tutorial of the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program’s free software application eTrips Mobile 2 followed by time for questions.

This app is compatible with Windows 10 (PC), and both Apple/Android phone and tablet platforms. To benefit from this step by step tutorial, organizers recommend that fishermen download the eTrips Mobile 2 app and obtaining

a SAFIS Username and Password before the workshop, from the ACCSP website at

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