The Standard Codes committee has reviewed and approved several requests for changes to the ACCSP Gear codes. The first is the addition of a new electrofishing gear code, to accommodate regulations for a new commercial fishing gear license in Virginia. The second is to reclassify several of the existing trawl gear codes into two new…

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Tonight, Friday, February 21, 2020 – 9PM-11PM GARFO systems will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours to allow for a scheduled system updates. All GARFO federal reports submitted via SAFIS eTRIPS (mobile and online) will fail during this time. State reports in SAFIS eTRIPS will process fine. Additionally, there will be no impact on SAFIS…

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9PM on Feb 14 through 9AM on Feb 17 GARFO systems will experience intermittent outages and potentially degraded performance during this time.  Work will be completed by Monday morning.  GARFO federal reports submitted via SAFIS eTRIPS (mobile and online) MAY fail. Please wait and try resubmitting a few hours later. Your original submission date will be maintained.…

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In a two-part interview with Rick Bellavance, a NEFMC member and charter fisherman, NOAA fisheries highlights the benefits of electronic reporting and monitoring and the need for integrated reporting. ACCSP is currently working on integrated reporting with our partners through the SAFIS Redesign, which will increase the flexibility of the SAFIS applications, a One Stop…

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