50 CFR 679.5 - Recordkeeping and reporting (R&R).

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§ 679.5 Recordkeeping and reporting (R&R). Link to an amendment published at 77 FR 59059, Sept. 26, 2012.
(a) General R&R requirements. R&R requirements include, but are not limited to, paper and electronic documentation, logbooks, forms, reports, receipts, computer printouts, and requests for inspection described in this section and in § 679.28.
(1) Groundfish logbooks and forms.
(i) The Regional Administrator will prescribe and provide groundfish logbooks required under this section. All groundfish forms required under this section are available from the Alaska Region website at http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov or may be requested by calling the Sustainable Fisheries Division at 907-586-7228 or faxing 907-586-7465. The forms may be completed online, printed, and mailed or faxed to NMFS at the address or fax number shown on the form. The forms also may be completed online, saved as a file, and submitted to NMFS as an attachment to an e-mail to the e-mail address shown on the form.
(ii) Current editions. The operator must use the current edition of the logbooks and current format of the forms. Upon approval from the Regional Administrator NMFS-approved electronic versions of the forms may be used. Upon written notification and approval by the Regional Administrator, logbooks from the previous year may be used.
(iii) Management program defined. A “management program” is a unique fishery program with a specific management strategy and/or allocation. Harvest that occurred under the management programs listed in the following table must be recorded separately in the logbooks, forms, and eLandings.
If harvest made under . . . program Record the . . . For more information,see . . .
(A) Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) CDQ number subpart C of this part
(B) Exempted Fishery Exempted fishery permit number § 679.6
(C) Research Fishery Research fishery permit number § 600.745(a) of this chapter
(D) Aleutian Islands Pollock (AIP) n/a subpart F of this part
(E) Open access (OA) [for recording in eLandings only] paragraph (e) of this section
(F) Rockfish Program Cooperative number subpart H to this part.
(2) Responsibility.
(i) The operator of a catcher vessel, catcher/processor, mothership, or buying station receiving groundfish from a catcher vessel and delivering to a mothership (hereafter referred to as the operator) and the manager of a shoreside processor, SFP, or buying station receiving groundfish from a catcher vessel and delivering to a shoreside processor or SFP (hereafter referred to as the manager) are each responsible for complying with the applicable R&R requirements in this section and in § 679.28.
(ii) The owner of a vessel, shoreside processor, SFP, or buying station is responsible for compliance and must ensure that the operator, manager, or representative (see paragraph (b) of this section) complies with the applicable R&R requirements in this section and in § 679.28.
(iii) The IFQ permit holder, IFQ hired master permit holder, or Registered Buyer must comply with the R&R requirements provided at paragraphs (e), (g), (k), and (l) of this section.
(iv) The CDQ permit holder, CDQ hired master permit holder, or Registered Buyer must comply with the R&R requirements provided at paragraphs (e), (g), (k), and (l)(1) through (6) of this section.
(3) Fish to be recorded and reported. The operator or manager must record and report the following information (see paragraphs (a)(3)(i) through (iv) of this section) for all groundfish (see Table 2a to this part), prohibited species (see Table 2b to this part) and forage fish (see Table 2c to this part). The operator or manager may record and report the following information (see paragraphs (a)(3)(i) through (iv) of this section) for non-groundfish (see Table 2d to this part):
(i) Harvest information;
(ii) Receipt information from catcher vessels and buying stations, including fish received from vessels not required to have an FFP; and fish received under contract for handling or processing for another processor;
(iii) Discard or disposition information, including fish reported but not delivered to the operator or manager, e.g., fish used onboard a vessel, when receiving catch from a catcher vessel or buying station; and
(iv) Transfer information, including fish transferred out of the facility or off the vessel.
(4) Exemptions—
(i) Catcher vessels less than 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA. Except for the vessel activity report described at paragraph (k) of this section, the owner or operator of a catcher vessel less than 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA is not required to comply with the R&R requirements of this section.
(ii) Catcher vessels that take groundfish in crab pot gear for use as crab bait on that vessel.
(A) Owners or operators of catcher vessels who, when crab is open anywhere or in the same area as an open crab season, take groundfish in crab pot gear for use as crab bait onboard their same vessels, and the bait is neither transferred nor sold, are not required to comply with R&R requirements of this section.
(B) This exemption does not apply to fishermen who:
(1) Catch groundfish for bait during an open crab season and sell that groundfish or transfer it to another vessel, or
(2) Participate in a directed fishery for groundfish using any gear type during periods that are outside an open crab season for use as crab bait onboard their vessel.
(C) No groundfish species listed by NMFS as “prohibited” in a management or regulatory area may be taken in that area for use as bait.
(5) Inspection and retention of records—
(i) Inspection of records. The operator or manager must make available for inspection the R&R documentation in this section and in § 679.28 upon the request of an authorized officer.
(ii) Retention of records. The operator or manager must retain the R&R documentation described in this section and in § 679.28:
(A) On site. Retain these records on site at the shoreside processor or SFP, or onboard the vessel until the end of the fishing year during which the records were made and for as long thereafter as fish or fish products recorded in the R&R documentation are retained.
(B) For 3 years. Retain these records for 3 years after the end of the fishing year during which the records were made.
(6) Maintenance of records. The operator or manager must maintain all records described in this section and in § 679.28 in English and in a legible, timely, and accurate manner, based on Alaska local time (A.l.t.); if handwritten, in indelible ink; if computer-generated, as a legible printed paper copy.
(7) Custom processing. The manager of a shoreside processor or SFP or the operator of a mothership must record products that result from custom processing for another person in eLandings consistently throughout a fishing year using one of the following two methods:
(i) Combined records. Record landings, discards or dispositions, and products of custom-processed groundfish routinely in eLandings using processor name, FFP or FPP number, and ADF&G processor code; or
(ii) Separate records. Record landings, discards or dispositions, and products of custom-processed groundfish in eLandings identified by the name, FPP number or FFP number, and ADF&G processor code of the associated business entity.
(b) Representative. The operator of a catcher vessel, mothership, catcher/processor, or buying station delivering to a mothership or manager of a shoreside processor, SFP, or buying station delivering to a shoreside processor or SFP may identify one contact person to complete the logbook and forms and to respond to inquiries from NMFS. Designation of a representative under this paragraph (b) does not relieve the owner, operator, or manager of responsibility for compliance under paragraphs (a)(1) through (6) of this section.
(c) Logbooks—
(1) Requirements—
(i) Use of two or more vessel logbooks of same gear type. If using more than one logbook of the same gear type in a fishing year onboard a vessel, the operator must ensure that the page numbers follow the consecutive order of the previous logbook.
(ii) Use of two or more vessel logbooks of different gear types. If two or more different gear types are used onboard a vessel in a fishing year, the operator(s) of this vessel must use the same number of separate vessel logbooks for the different gear types, each separately paginated.
(iii) Two vessel logbooks for pair trawl. If two vessels are dragging a trawl between them (pair trawl), the operator of each vessel must maintain a separate logbook to record the amount of the catch retained and fish discarded by that vessel. Each of the two logbooks must be separately paginated.
(iv) Two logbooks of different operation. If a vessel functions both as a mothership and as a catcher/processor in the same fishing year, the operator(s) must maintain two logbooks, a separate logbook for each operation type, each separately paginated.
(v) Alteration of logbook information.
(A) Except as described in paragraph (c)(1)(v)(B) of this section, no person may alter or change any entry or record in a logbook.
(B) An inaccurate or incorrect entry or record must be corrected by lining out the original and inserting the correction, provided that the original entry or record remains legible. All corrections must be made in ink.
(vi) Logsheet distribution and submittal.
(A) No person except an authorized officer may remove any original white logsheet of any logbook.
(B) The operator must distribute and submit logsheets as indicated in the following table:
Logsheet Distribution and Submittal
If logsheet color is ... Logsheets found in these logbooks Submit to ... Time limit
CV lgl/pot CV trw CP lgl/pot CP trw MS
Note: CP = catcher/processor; CV = catcher vessel; lgl = longline; trw = trawl; MS = mothership.
(1) White X X X X X Must retain, permanently bound in logbook
(2) Goldenrod X X X X X Observer After signature of operator and prior to departure of observer from the vessel.
(3) Yellow X X Must submit quarterly to:NOAA Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement Alaska Region Logbook Program, P.O. Box 21767, Juneau, AK 99802-1767 Telephone: 907-586-7225 On the following schedule: 1st quarter by May 1 of that fishing year. 2nd quarter by August 1 of that fishing year. 3rd quarter by November 1 of that fishing year. 4th quarter by February 1 of the following fishing year.
(4) Blue X X Mothership, shoreside processor, SFP, or buying station that receives the harvest Within 2 hours after completion of catch delivery
(5) Green X X Optional, but may be required by IPHC (see §§ 300.60 through 300.65 of this chapter) If required, after the vessel's catch is off-loaded
(2) Recording active and inactive time periods in the DFL or DCPL—
(i) Account for each day of the fishing year. The operator must account for each day of the fishing year, January 1 through December 31, in the DFL or DCPL and indicate whether the vessel or processor was active or inactive during the time period.
(A) An active period by fishing category is defined in the following paragraphs under this section:
Paragraph Fishing Category
(c)(3)(iv)(A)(1) Catcher vessel, longline or pot gear
(c)(3)(iv)(B)(1) Catcher/processor, longline or pot gear
(c)(4)(iv)(A)(1) Catcher vessel, trawl gear
(c)(4)(iv)(B)(1) Catcher/processor, trawl gear
(c)(5)(ii) Shoreside processor or SFP
(c)(6)(iv) Mothership
(B) An inactive period is defined as a time period other than active.
(ii) Record January 1 on page 1. The operator must record the first day of the fishing year, January 1, on page one of the DFL or DCPL regardless of whether the vessel or processor was active or inactive. The operator must record time periods consecutively.
(iii) Required information for inactive periods. If inactive, the operator must record the following information (see paragraphs (c)(2)(iii)(A) through (F) of this section) on one logsheet in the DFL or DCPL:
(A) If a catcher vessel, vessel name, ADF&G vessel registration number, FFP number or Federal crab vessel permit number, operator printed name, operator signature, and page number.
(B) If a mothership or catcher/processor, record vessel name, ADF&G processor code, FFP number, operator printed name, operator signature, and page number.
(C) Mark “inactive.”
(D) Record the date (mm/dd) of the first day when inactive under “Start date.”
(E) Write brief explanation why inactive, e.g., bad weather or equipment failure. If inactive due to surrender of a FFP or FPP, write “surrender of permit” as the reason for inactivity.
(F) Record the date (mm/dd) of the last day when inactive under “End date.”
(iv) Inactive two or more quarters. If the inactive time period extends across two or more successive quarters, the operator must complete a logsheet for each inactive quarter. The first logsheet must indicate the first and last day of the first inactive quarter. Successive logsheets must indicate the first and last day of its respective inactive quarter.
(3) Longline and pot gear catcher vessel DFL and catcher/processor DCPL—
(i) Responsibility—
(A) Groundfish fisheries. (1) Except as described in paragraph (f)(1)(i) of this section, the operator of a catcher vessel 60 ft (18.3 m) or greater LOA, that is required to have an FFP under § 679.4(b) and that is using longline or pot gear to harvest groundfish must maintain a longline and pot gear DFL.
(2) Except as described in paragraph (f)(1)(ii) of this section, the operator of a catcher/processor that is required to have an FFP under § 679.4(b) and that is using longline or pot gear to harvest groundfish must use a combination of catcher/processor longline and pot gear DCPL and eLandings to record and report daily processor identification information, catch-by-set information, groundfish production data, and groundfish and prohibited species discard or disposition data.
(B) IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, and IFQ sablefish fisheries. (1) Except as described in paragraph (f)(1)(i) of this section, the operator of a catcher vessel 60 ft (18.3 m) or greater LOA, using fixed gear (NMFS), setline (IPHC), or pot gear to harvest IFQ sablefish, IFQ halibut, or CDQ halibut from the GOA or BSAI, must maintain a longline and pot gear DFL.
(2) Except as described in paragraph (f)(1)(ii) of this section, the operator of a catcher/processor that is using longline or pot gear to harvest IFQ sablefish, IFQ halibut, or CDQ halibut from the GOA or BSAI must use a combination of catcher/processor longline and pot gear DCPL and eLandings to record and report daily processor identification information, catch-by-set halibut and sablefish landing data, and halibut, sablefish, and prohibited species discard or disposition data.
(C) CR crab fisheries. The operator of a catcher vessel 60 ft (18.3 m) or greater LOA, using pot gear to harvest CR crab from the BSAI must maintain a longline and pot gear DFL.
(ii) Reporting time limits—
(A) Catcher vessel. The operator of a catcher vessel using longline or pot gear must record in the DFL the information from the following table for each set within the specified time limit:
REPORTING TIME LIMITS, CATCHER VESSEL LONGLINE OR POT GEAR
Required information Time limit for recording
(1) Set number, time and date gear set, time and date gear hauled, beginning and end positions, CDQ number, halibut CDQ permit number, halibut IFQ permit number, sablefish IFQ permit number, crab IFQ permit number, FFP number and/or Federal crab vessel permit number (if applicable), number of pots set, and estimated total hail weight for each set Within 2 hours after completion of gear retrieval
(2) Discard and disposition information By 2400 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's discard and disposition information.
(3) Submit the blue DFL to mothership, shoreside processor, SFP, or buying station receiving catch Within 2 hours after completion of catch delivery
(4) All other required information Within 2 hours after the vessel's catch is off-loaded, notwithstanding other time limits
(5) Operator sign the completed logsheets Within 2 hours after completion of catch delivery
(6) Submit goldenrod logsheet to the observer After signature of operator and prior to departure of observer from the vessel.
(B) Catcher/processor. The operator of a catcher/processor using longline or pot gear must record in the DCPL or submit via eLandings the information from the following table for each set within the specified time limit:
REPORTING TIME LIMITS, CATCHER/PROCESSOR LONGLINE OR POT GEAR
Required information Record In DCPL Submit via eLandings Time limit for reporting
(1) Set number, time and date gear set, time and date gear hauled, beginning and end positions, CDQ number, halibut CDQ permit number, halibut IFQ permit number, sablefish IFQ permit number, crab IFQ permit number, FFP number and/or Federal crab vessel permit number (if applicable), number of pots set, and estimated total hail weight for each set X Within 2 hours after completion of gear retrieval.
(2) Discard and disposition information X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's discard and disposition information
(3) Product information X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's production information
(4) All other required information X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., of the day following completion of production.
(5) Operator sign the completed logsheets X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., of the day following the week-ending date of the weekly reporting period.
(6) Submit goldenrod logsheet to the observer X After signature of operator and prior to departure of observer from the vessel
(iii) Required information, if inactive. See paragraph (c)(2) of this section.
(iv) Required information, if active—
(A) Catcher vessel, longline or pot gear. (1) A catcher vessel using longline or pot gear is active when gear remains on the grounds in a reporting area (except reporting areas 300, 400, 550, or 690), regardless of the vessel location.
(2) If the catcher vessel identified in paragraph (c)(3)(i)(A)(1) of this section is active, the operator must record in the DFL, for one or more days on each logsheet, the information listed in paragraphs (c)(3)(v), (vi), (viii), (ix), and (x) of this section.
(3) Retain and record discard quantities over the MRA. When a catcher vessel is fishing in an IFQ fishery and the fishery for Pacific cod or rockfish is closed to directed fishing but not in PSC status in that reporting area as described in § 679.20, the operator must retain and record up to and including the maximum retainable amount (MRA) for Pacific cod or rockfish as defined in Table 10 or 11 to this part. Quantities over this amount must be discarded and recorded as discard in the logbook.
(B) Catcher/processor, longline or pot gear. (1) A catcher/processor using longline or pot gear is active when processing or when all or part of the longline or pot gear is in the water.
(2) If the catcher/processor identified in paragraph (c)(3)(i)(A)(2) of this section is active, the operator must record in the DCPL the information listed in paragraphs (c)(3)(v) and (vi) of this section and must record in eLandings the information listed in paragraphs (c)(3)(v), (vii), (viii), and (x) of this section.
(3) Retain and record discard quantities over the MRA. When a catcher/processor is fishing in an IFQ fishery and the fishery for Pacific cod or rockfish is closed to directed fishing but not in PSC status in that reporting area as described in § 679.20, the operator must retain and record up to and including the MRA for Pacific cod or rockfish as defined in Table 10 or 11 to this part. Quantities over this amount must be discarded and recorded as discard in eLandings.
(v) Identification information—
(A) Page number. Number the pages in each logbook consecutively, beginning on the first page of the DFL or DCPL with page 1 for January 1 and continuing for the remainder of the fishing year.
(B) Printed name and signature of operator. The operator's name must be printed in the DFL or DCPL. The operator must sign each completed logsheet of the DFL or DCPL as verification of acceptance of the responsibility required in paragraph (a)(2) of this section
(C) Vessel identification. Name of vessel as displayed in official documentation; FFP number or Federal crab vessel permit number of the vessel; and ADF&G vessel registration number if a catcher vessel or ADF&G processor code if a catcher/processor.
(D) Other permit numbers (if applicable). IFQ permit number of the operator, if any, and each permit number of any IFQ permit on which anyone aboard is authorized to fish; groundfish CDQ number; and halibut CDQ permit number.
(E) Reporting area— (1) Groundfish. Record the Federal reporting area code (see Figures 1 and 3 to this part) where gear retrieval was completed, regardless of where the majority of the set took place. Use a separate logsheet for each reporting area.
(2) IFQ halibut and CDQ halibut. Record the IPHC regulatory area (see Figure 15 to this part) where gear retrieval was completed, regardless of where the majority of the set took place.
(3) CR crab. Leave this field blank.
(F) Crew size. If a catcher vessel, record the number of crew members (including operator), excluding observer(s), on the last day of a trip. If a catcher/processor, record the number of crew members (including operator), excluding observer(s), on the last day of the weekly reporting period.
(G) Gear type. Use a separate logsheet for each gear type. From the following table, indicate the gear type used to harvest the fish and appropriate “gear ID.” In addition, if using hook-and-line gear, enter the alphabetical letter that coincides with the gear description. If gear information is the same on subsequent logsheets, mark the box instead of re-entering the gear type information on the next logsheet.
If gear type is ... Then ...
(1) Other gear If gear is other than those listed within this table, indicate “Other” and describe
(2) Pot gear Enter the number of pots lost (optional, but may be required by IPHC regulations (see §§ 300.60 through 300.65 of this chapter)) and number of pots set
(3) Hook-and-line gear Indicate:(i) Whether gear is fixed hook (conventional or tub), autoline, or snap (optional, but may be required by IPHC regulations (see §§ 300.60 through 300.65 of this chapter))
(ii) Length of skate to the nearest foot (optional, but may be required by IPHC regulations (see §§ 300.60 through 300.65 of this chapter)), number of skates lost (optional, but may be required by IPHC regulations (see §§ 300.60 through 300.65 of this chapter)), and number of skates set
(iii) Number of hooks per skate (optional, but may be required by IPHC regulations (see §§ 300.60 through 300.65 of this chapter)), size of hooks, and hook spacing in feet
(iv) Seabird avoidance gear code(s) (see § 679.24(e) and Table 19 to this part)
(H) Management program. Indicate whether harvest occurred under a management program (see paragraph (a)(1)(iii) of this section). Use a separate logsheet for each management program. If harvest is not under one of the listed management programs, leave blank.
(I) Observer information. Record the number of observers aboard, the name of the observer(s), and the observer cruise number(s).
(vi) Catch-by-set information. The operator must record the following information (see paragraphs (c)(3)(vi)(A) through (L) of this section) for each set (see § 679.2) in the DFL or DCPL. If no catch occurred for a given day, write “no catch.”
(A) Set number. Sequentially by year.
(B) Gear deployment (or to set gear)— (1) Hook-and-line gear begin position. Record date (mm/dd), time (in military format, A.l.t.), and the begin position (in latitude and longitude to the nearest minute; indicate E or W for longitude) when the first hook-and-line gear of a set enters the water.
(2) Jig or troll gear begin position. Record date (mm/dd), time (in military format, A.l.t.), and the begin position (latitude and longitude to the nearest minute; indicate E or W for longitude) when the jig or troll gear enters the water.
(3) Pot gear begin position. Record date (mm/dd), time (in military format, A.l.t.), and the begin position (latitude and longitude to the nearest minute; indicate E or W for longitude) when the pot gear enters the water.
(C) Gear retrieval (or to haul gear)— (1) Hook-and-line gear end position. Date (mm/dd), time (in military format, A.l.t.), and end position coordinates (in latitude and longitude to the nearest minute; indicate E or W for longitude), where the last hook-and-line gear of a set leaves the water, regardless of where the majority of the set took place.
(2) Jig or troll gear end position. Date (mm/dd), time (in military format, A.l.t.), and end position coordinates (in latitude and longitude to the nearest minute; indicate E or W for longitude) where the jig or troll gear leaves the water.
(3) Pot gear end position. Date (mm/dd), time (in military format, A.l.t.), and end position coordinates (in latitude and longitude to the nearest minute; indicate E or W for longitude) where the last pot of a set is retrieved, regardless of where the majority of the set took place.
(D) Begin and end buoy or bag numbers. (optional, but may be required by IPHC regulations (see §§ 300.60 through 300.65 of this chapter)).
(E) Begin and end gear depths. Recorded to the nearest fathom (optional, but may be required by IPHC regulations (see §§ 300.60 through 300.65 of this chapter)).
(F) Species codes. The operator must record and report required information for all groundfish (see Table 2a to this part), prohibited species (see Table 2b to this part), and forage fish (see Table 2c to this part). The operator may record and report information for non-groundfish (see Table 2d to this part).
(G) Target species code. Enter the species code of the intended species to be harvested. Enter only one target species code.
(H) Estimated total hail weight. Enter the estimated hail weight, which is an estimate of the total weight of the entire catch without regard to species. Indicate whether weight is estimated to the nearest pound or to the nearest 0.001 mt.
(I) IR/IU species (see § 679.27). If a catcher/processor, enter species code of IR/IU species and estimated total round weight for each IR/IU species, if applicable; indicate whether weight is estimated to the nearest pound or the nearest 0.001 mt. Use one line to record information for each IR/IU species, including species code and amount of catch. If more than one IR/IU species are to be recorded, the operator must use a separate line for each species.
(J) IFQ halibut and CDQ halibut. Estimated total net weight of IFQ halibut and CDQ halibut to the nearest pound.
(K) IFQ sablefish. Number and estimated total round weight of IFQ sablefish to the nearest pound. Indicate whether IFQ sablefish product is Western cut, Eastern cut, or round weight.
(L) CR crab. If in a CR crab fishery, record the number and scale weight of raw CR crab to the nearest pound.
(vii) Product information, catcher/processor. The operator of a catcher/processor using longline or pot gear must record groundfish product information for all retained groundfish in eLandings (see paragraph (e)(10) of this section).
(viii) Discard or disposition information, catcher vessel. The operator must record in a DFL the discard or disposition information that occurred prior to and during delivery to a buying station, mothership, shoreside processor, or SFP. Discard or disposition information must include the daily weight of groundfish, daily weight of herring PSC, and daily number of PSC animals. If no discard or disposition occurred for a given day, the operator must write “no discards or disposition.”
(A) Enter discard or disposition information by species codes and product codes as follows:
(1) Date (mm/dd) of discard or disposition (day that discard or disposition occurred).
(2) For whole fish discard or disposition of groundfish or Pacific herring PSC, daily estimated total weight, balance forward weight from the previous day, and cumulative total weight since last delivery for each species; indicate whether weight is estimated to the nearest pound or nearest 0.001 mt.
(3) For whole fish discard or disposition of each prohibited species (Pacific salmon, steelhead trout, Pacific halibut, king crabs, and Tanner crabs) record the daily estimated total number, balance forward from the previous day, and cumulative total number since the last delivery.
(4) Summarize the weekly cumulative discard and disposition totals of groundfish weights and number of PSC animals separately by reporting area, management program, and gear type. Determine the weekly cumulative total by adding daily totals and the balance carried forward from the day before.
(B) The operator must record “0” or zero balance forward and start a new logsheet after the offload or transfer of all fish or fish product onboard and prior to the beginning of each fishing trip. Nothing shall be carried forward from the previous fishing trip.
(ix) Discard or disposition information, catcher/processor. The operator of a catcher/processor using longline or pot gear must record all discard or disposition information in eLandings (see paragraph (e)(10) of this section).
(x) Catcher vessel delivery information. The operator of a catcher vessel must enter the following information (see paragraphs (c)(3)(x)(A) through (D) of this section) for delivery to a buying station, mothership, shoreside processor, or SFP:
(A) Date (mm/dd) that delivery of harvest was completed.
(B) ADF&G fish ticket issued to operator by the recipient, Registered Buyer, or RCR receiving the delivery.
(C) Name of recipient, Registered Buyer, or RCR.
(D) For the unloading port, enter the name of the port or port code (see Tables 14a and 14b to this part) of delivery location.
(4) Trawl gear catcher vessel DFL and catcher/processor DCPL—
(i) Responsibility.
(A) Except as described in paragraph (f)(1)(iii) of this section, the operator of a catcher vessel 60 ft (18.3 m) or greater LOA, that is required to have an FFP under § 679.4(b), and that is using trawl gear to harvest groundfish must maintain a trawl gear DFL, must complete one or more logsheets per day. Upon notification by the Regional Administrator, a DFL from the previous year may be used.
(B) Except as described in paragraph (f)(1)(iv) or (vii) of this section, the operator of a catcher/processor that is required to have an FFP under § 679.4(b) and that is using trawl gear to harvest groundfish is required to use a combination of catcher/processor trawl gear DCPL and eLandings to record and report daily processor identification information, catch-by-haul landing information, groundfish production data, and groundfish and prohibited species discard or disposition data. Under paragraph (f)(1)(vii) of this section, the operators of AFA catcher/processors or any catcher/processor harvesting pollock CDQ are required to use an ELB and no longer report using a DCPL.
(ii) Reporting time limits—
(A) Catcher vessel. The operator of a catcher vessel using trawl gear must record in the DFL the information in the following table for each haul within the specified time limit:
REPORTING TIME LIMITS, CATCHER VESSEL TRAWL GEAR
Required information Time limit for recording
(1) Haul number, time and date gear set, time and date gear hauled, beginning and end positions, CDQ number (if applicable), total estimated hail weight for each haul Within 2 hours after completion of gear retrieval, except that catcher vessels harvesting pollock CDQ in the BS and delivering unsorted codends to a mothership must record CDQ number within 2 hours after completion of weighing all catch in the haul on the mothership
(2) Discard and disposition information By 2400 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's discard and disposition information.
(3) Submit blue DFL to mothership, shoreside processor, SFP, or buying station receiving the catch Within 2 hours after completion of catch delivery
(4) Record all other required information Within 2 hours after the vessel's catch is off-loaded, notwithstanding other time limits
(5) Operator sign the completed logsheets Within 2 hours after completion of catch delivery
(6) Submit the goldenrod logsheet to the observer After signature of operator and prior to departure of observer from the vessel.
(B) Catcher/processor. The operator of a catcher/processor using trawl gear must record in the DCPL or submit via eLandings the information in the following table for each haul within the specified time limit:
REPORTING TIME LIMITS, CATCHER/PROCESSOR TRAWL GEAR
Required information Record In DCPL Submit via eLandings Time limit for recording
(1) Management program, except CDQ Program, haul number, time and date gear set, time and date gear hauled, begin and end positions of gear, and, if not required to weigh catch on a scale approved by NMFS, total estimated hail weight for each haul X Within 2 hours after completion of gear retrieval.
(2) CDQ number (if applicable) and, if required to weigh catch on a scale approved by NMFS, the scale weight of total catch for each haul X Within 2 hours after completion of weighing all catch in the haul.
(3) Discard and disposition information X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's discard and disposition information.
(4) Product information X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's production information
(5) All other required information X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., of the day following completion of production to record all other required information.
(6) Operator sign the completed logsheets X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., of the day following the week-ending date of the weekly reporting period
(7) Submit the goldenrod logsheet to the observer X After signature of operator and prior to departure of observer from the vessel.
(iii) Required information, if inactive. See paragraph (c)(2) of this section.
(iv) Required information, if active—
(A) Catcher vessel. (1) A catcher vessel using trawl gear is active when all or part of the trawl net is in the water.
(2) If the catcher vessel identified in paragraph (c)(4)(i)(A) of this section is active, the operator must record for one day per logsheet in the DFL, the information described in paragraphs (c)(4)(v), (vi), (viii), and (x) of this section.
(B) Catcher/processor. (1) A catcher/processor using trawl gear is active when processing groundfish or when all or part of the trawl net is in the water.
(2) If the catcher/processor identified in paragraph (c)(4)(i)(B) of this section is active, the operator must record for one day per logsheet in the DCPL, the information described in paragraphs (c)(4)(v) and (vi) of this section and submit in eLandings the information described in paragraphs (c)(4)(v), (vii), and (ix) of this section.
(v) Identification information. If active, the operator must record the following information (see paragraphs (c)(4)(v)(A) through (J) of this section):
(A) Date. Enter date of each day (mm/dd/yyyy). This date is also the date of gear deployment.
(B) Page number. Number the pages in each logbook consecutively, beginning on the first page of the DFL or DCPL with page 1 for January 1 and continuing for the remainder of the fishing year.
(C) Printed name and signature of operator. The operator's name must be printed in the DFL or DCPL. The operator must sign each completed logsheet of the DFL or DCPL as verification of acceptance of the responsibility required in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. The operator's signature is due by 2400 hours A.l.t. of the day following the week-ending date of the weekly reporting period.
(D) Vessel identification. Name of vessel as displayed in official documentation; FFP number of the vessel; ADF&G vessel registration number if a catcher vessel; and ADF&G processor code if a catcher/processor.
(E) Federal reporting area. Record the Federal reporting area code where gear retrieval was completed, regardless of where the majority of the set took place. Use a separate logsheet for each reporting area.
(F) COBLZ or RKCSA. If gear retrieval occurred in the COBLZ (see Figure 13 to this part) or RKCSA (see Figure 11 to this part) area within a reporting area, use two separate logsheets, the first to record the information from the reporting area that includes COBLZ or RKCSA, and the second to record the information from the reporting area that does not include COBLZ or RKCSA.
(G) Crew size. If a catcher vessel, record the number of crew members (including operator), excluding observer(s), on the last day of a trip. If a catcher/processor, record the number of crew members (including operator), excluding observer(s), on the last day of the weekly reporting period.
(H) Gear type. Use a separate logsheet for each gear type. Indicate whether pelagic trawl or non-pelagic trawl gear was used to harvest the fish.
(I) Management program. Indicate whether harvest occurred under one of the management programs (see paragraph (a)(1)(iii) of this section). Use a separate logsheet for each management program. If harvest is not under one of the listed management programs, leave blank.
(J) Observer information. Record the number of observers aboard, the name of the observer(s), and the observer cruise number(s).
(vi) Catch-by-haul information. The operator must record the following information (see paragraphs (c)(4)(vi)(A) through (I) of this section) for each haul (see § 679.2). If no catch occurred for a given day, write “no catch.”
(A) Haul number. Number hauls sequentially by year.
(B) Gear deployment (or to set gear). Record the following information (see paragraphs (c)(4)(vi)(B)(1) and (2) of this section) for trawl gear deployment:
(1) The time (in military format, A.l.t.) when the trawl net enters the water, and
(2) The position (latitude and longitude to the nearest minute; indicate E or W for longitude) where the trawl net enters the water.
(C) Gear retrieval (or to haul gear). Record the following information (see paragraphs (c)(4)(vi)(C)(1) and (2) of this section) for trawl gear retrieval:
(1) The date (mm/dd) and time (in military format, A.l.t.) when retrieval of trawl gear cable begins.
(2) The position (in latitude and longitude to the nearest minute; indicate E or W for longitude) where retrieval of trawl gear cable begins.
(D) Average sea depth and average gear depth. Average sea depth and average gear depth; indicate whether average is reported to the nearest meter or fathom.
(E) Species codes. The operator must record and report the required information for all groundfish (see Table 2a to this part), prohibited species (see Table 2b to this part), and forage fish (see Table 2c to this part). The operator may also record and report the required information for non-groundfish (see Table 2d to this part).
(F) Target species code. Enter the species code of the species to be harvested. Enter only one target species code.
(G) IR/IU species (see § 679.27). If a catcher/processor, enter species code of IR/IU species and estimated total round weight for each IR/IU species, if applicable; indicate whether estimated weight is to the nearest pound or the nearest 0.001 mt. Use one line to record information for each IR/IU species, including species code and amount of catch. If more than one IR/IU species are to be recorded, the operator must use a separate line for each species.
(H) Total estimated hail weight. (1) If a catcher vessel or catcher/processor using trawl gear and not using NMFS-approved scales, the operator must record the hail weight of each haul; total hail weight is an estimate of the total weight of the entire catch without regard to species. Indicate whether estimated weight is to the nearest pound or to the nearest 0.001 mt.
(2) If a catcher/processor using trawl gear is required to use a NMFS-approved scale, the operator must record the scale weight of each haul without regard to species. Indicate whether weight is to the nearest pound or to the nearest 0.001 mt.
(I) Movement to Avoid Salmon. If a catcher vessel is directed fishing for pollock in the Bering Sea, indicate with a check mark (X) whether, prior to the haul, the operator moved fishing location primarily to avoid Chinook salmon bycatch.
(vii) Product information, catcher/processor. The operator of a catcher/processor using trawl gear must record all product information for all retained groundfish in eLandings (see paragraph (e)(10) of this section).
(viii) Discard or disposition information, catcher vessel. The operator must record in a DFL (see paragraphs (c)(4)(viii)(A) through (E) of this section) the discard or disposition that occurred prior to and during delivery to a buying station, mothership, shoreside processor, or SFP. If no discards or disposition occurred on a given day, write “no discards or disposition.”
(A) Species code and product code. Record the species code and product code for all discards and disposition of groundfish and PSC Pacific herring, Pacific salmon, steelhead trout, Pacific halibut, king crabs, and Tanner crabs.
(B) Discard and disposition weight. Record the daily estimated total round weight of groundfish or Pacific herring PSC discards and disposition, balance forward weight from the previous day, and cumulative total weight since last delivery, calculated by adding the daily totals and balance carried forward from the day before; indicate whether estimated weight is to the nearest pound or nearest 0.001 mt.
(C) PSC discard numbers. Record the daily number of PSC discards and disposition, balance forward from the previous day, and cumulative total number since last delivery of PSC animals (Pacific salmon, steelhead trout, Pacific halibut, king crabs, and Tanner crabs).
(D) Discard and disposition cumulative total. Summarize cumulative discard and disposition totals of groundfish and PSC animals separately by reporting area, if harvest occurred in the COBLZ or RKCSA, management program, and gear type.
(E) Discard zero balance forward. After the offload or transfer of all fish or fish product onboard and prior to the beginning of each fishing trip, the operator must record the balance forward from the previous day as “zero” and start a new logsheet. At the beginning of each fishing trip, nothing shall be carried forward from the previous fishing trip.
(ix) Discard or disposition information, catcher/processor. The operator of a catcher/processor using trawl gear must record discard or disposition information in eLandings (see paragraph (e)(10) of this section).
(x) Catcher vessel delivery information. The operator must enter the following delivery information (see paragraphs (c)(4)(x)(A) through (C) of this section) for groundfish delivered to a buying station, mothership, shoreside processor, or SFP:
(A) Date (mm/dd) that delivery of harvest was completed,
(B) ADF&G fish ticket number issued to operator by the recipient receiving the delivery, and
(C) Name and ADF&G processor code of recipient.
(5) Shoreside processor DCPL. The shoreside processor DCPL has been replaced by eLandings and is no longer available. (See paragraph (e) of this section.)
(i) Required information, if inactive. See paragraph (c)(2) of this section.
(ii) Required information, if active. A shoreside processor or SFP is active when receiving or processing groundfish.
(6) Mothership DCPL—
(i) Responsibility. Except as described in paragraph (f)(1)(v) of this section, the operator of a mothership that is required to have an FFP under § 679.4(b), or the operator of a CQE floating processor that receives or processes any groundfish from the GOA or BSAI from vessels issued an FFP under § 679.4(b) is required to use a combination of mothership DCPL and eLandings to record and report daily processor identification information, delivery information, groundfish production data, and groundfish and prohibited species discard or disposition data. The operator must enter into the DCPL any information for groundfish received from catcher vessels, groundfish received from processors for reprocessing or rehandling, and groundfish received from an associated buying station documented on a BSR.
(ii) Reporting time limits. The operator of a mothership must record in the DCPL or submit via eLandings the information in the following table for each groundfish delivery within the specified time limit:
REPORTING TIME LIMITS, MOTHERSHIP
Required information Record In DCPL Submit via eLandings Time limit for reporting
(A) All catcher vessel or buying station delivery information X Within 2 hours after completion of receipt of each groundfish delivery.
(B) Product information X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's production information
(C) Discard or disposition information X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's discard/disposition
(D) All other required information X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., of the day following completion of production
(E) Operator sign the completed logsheets X By 2400 hours, A.l.t., of the day following the week-ending date of the weekly reporting period.
(F) Submit the goldenrod logsheet to the observer X After signed by the operator and prior to departure of observer from the mothership.
(iii) Required information, if inactive. See paragraph (c)(2) of this section.
(iv) Required information, if active. A mothership is active when receiving or processing groundfish. If the mothership identified in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this section is active, the operator must record for one day per logsheet in the DCPL, the information described in paragraphs (c)(6)(v) and (vi) of this section and record in eLandings the information described in paragraphs (c)(6)(v), (vii), and (viii) of this section.
(v) Identification information. If active, the operator must record the following information (see paragraphs (c)(6)(v)(A) through (J) of this section) in the DCPL:
(A) Page number. Number the pages in each logbook consecutively, beginning with page 1 for January 1 and continuing throughout the logbook for the remainder of the fishing year.
(B) Printed name and signature of operator. The operator's name must be printed in the DCPL. The operator must sign each completed DCPL logsheet as verification of acceptance of the responsibility required in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
(C) Vessel information. Name of mothership, or CQE floating processor as displayed in official documentation, FFP or FPP number, and ADF&G processor code.
(D) Date. Enter date (mm/dd/yyyy) of each operating day.
(E) Crew size. Record the number of crew members (including operator), excluding observer(s), on the last day of the weekly reporting period.
(F) Gear type. Indicate the gear type of harvester. If gear type is other than those listed, circle “Other” and describe. Use a separate logsheet for each gear type.
(G) Federal reporting areas. Record Federal reporting area code (see Figures 1 and 3 to this part) where harvest was completed. Use a separate logsheet for each reporting area.
(H) COBLZ or RKCSA. If groundfish was harvested with trawl gear in the COBLZ or RKCSA, use two separate logsheets to record the information: one logsheet for the reporting area that includes COBLZ or RKCSA, and a second logsheet to record the information from the reporting area that does not include COBLZ or RKCSA.
(I) Observer information. Record the number of observers aboard, the name(s) of the observer(s), and the observer cruise number(s).
(J) Management program. Indicate whether harvest occurred under one of the management programs (see paragraph (a)(1)(iii) of this section). Use a separate logsheet for each management program. If harvest is not under one of the listed management programs, leave blank.
(vi) Delivery information. The operator must record delivery information (see paragraphs (c)(6)(vi)(A) through (H) of this section) when unprocessed groundfish deliveries are received by the mothership from a buying station or a catcher vessel. If no deliveries are received for a given day, write “no deliveries.”
(A) Type of delivery. Enter “CV” or “BS” to indicate if delivery was from a catcher vessel or buying station, respectively.
(B) Non-submittal of discard report. Indicate whether the blue logsheet was received from the catcher vessel at the time of catch delivery. If the delivery was from a buying station, leave this column blank. If the blue logsheet is not received from the catcher vessel, enter “NO” and one of the response codes in the following table to describe the reason for non-submittal.
NON-SUBMITTAL OF DISCARD REPORT CODE
(1) The catcher vessel does not have an FFP “P”
(2) The catcher vessel is under 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA and does not have an FFP “P”
(3) The catcher vessel is under 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA and has an FFP “L”
(4) The catcher vessel delivered an unsorted codend “U”
(5) Another reason; describe circumstances “O”
(C) Vessel identification. Name and ADF&G vessel registration number of the catcher vessel or buying station (if applicable) delivering the groundfish.
(D) Receipt time. Record time (in military format, A.l.t.) when receipt of groundfish delivery was completed.
(E) Beginning position of receipt. Record the position coordinates (in latitude and longitude to the nearest minute; indicate E or W for longitude) where receipt of the groundfish delivery began.
(F) Estimated total groundfish hail weight. Enter the estimated total hail weight of the combined species of each delivery from a catcher vessel or buying station. Total estimated hail weight is an estimate of the total weight of the entire catch without regard to species. Indicate whether the estimated weight is to the nearest pound or to the nearest 0.001 mt. If a catcher vessel reported discards on a blue DFL but did not deliver groundfish, enter “0” in this column.
(G) IR/IU species (see § 679.27). Enter the species code of IR/IU species and the estimated total round weight for each IR/IU species, if applicable; indicate whether estimated weight is to the nearest pound or the nearest 0.001 mt. Use one line to record information for each IR/IU species, including species code and amount of catch. If more than one IR/IU species are to be recorded, the operator must use a separate line for each species.
(H) ADF&G fish ticket numbers. If receiving unprocessed groundfish from a catcher vessel, record the ADF&G fish ticket number that the mothership issued to each catcher vessel. If receiving unprocessed groundfish from an associated buying station, record the ADF&G fish ticket numbers issued by the buying station on behalf of the mothership to the catcher vessel.
(vii) Product information. The operator of a mothership must record all groundfish product information in eLandings (see paragraph (e)(10) of this section), including products made from unprocessed groundfish deliveries received from a buying station or a catcher vessel; groundfish received from another processor or other source; and groundfish received for custom processing (see paragraph (a)(7) of this section) by the mothership for another processor or business entity.
(viii) Discard or disposition information. The operator of a mothership must record discard and disposition information in eLandings (see paragraph (e)(10) of this section). The discard or disposition information must include:
(A) Discards and disposition that occurred onboard after receipt of groundfish from a catcher vessel or buying station;
(B) Discards and disposition that occurred prior to, during, and after processing of groundfish;
(C) Discards and disposition that were reported on a blue DFL received from a catcher vessel delivering groundfish;
(D) Discards and disposition that are recorded on a blue DFL received from a catcher vessel even though no groundfish are delivered; and
(E) Discards and disposition reported on a BSR received from a buying station delivering groundfish, if different from the blue DFL logsheets submitted by catcher vessels to the buying station.
(d) Buying Station Report (BSR). For a comparison of forms used for shipping, transporting, or transferring fish or fish product, see Table 13 to this part.
(1) Responsibility—
(i) Separate BSR. In addition to the information required at paragraphs (a)(5) and (6) of this section, the operator or manager of a buying station that receives or delivers groundfish harvested from the GOA or BSAI in association with a shoreside processor or SFP as defined in paragraph (c)(5) of this section or a mothership as defined in paragraph (c)(6) of this section, must complete and retain a separate BSR for each delivery of unprocessed groundfish or donated prohibited species received from a catcher vessel on behalf of an associated processor.
(ii) BSR attachments. The operator or manager must ensure that the following (see paragraphs (d)(1)(ii)(A) through (C) of this section) accompanies each groundfish delivery from the landing site to the associated processor:
(A) A complete and accurate BSR that describes the delivery;
(B) Any blue DFL logsheets or equivalent printed ELB discard reports received from a catcher vessel; and
(C) Copies of all ADF&G fish tickets issued to the catcher vessel on behalf of the associated processor.
(iii) The operator of a catcher vessel, by prior arrangement with an associated processor, may function as a buying station for his own catch as follows:
(A) By shipping his groundfish catch with a copy of the BSR directly to that processor via truck or airline in the event that the processor is not located where the harvest is offloaded; or
(B) By driving a truck that contains his catch and a copy of the BSR to the processor.
(2) Data entry time limits. The operator or manager of a buying station must record in the BSR all required information and sign the BSR within 2 hours of completion of delivery from a catcher vessel.
(3) Required information, if inactive. The operator or manager of a buying station is not required to record information if inactive.
(4) Required information, if active. A buying station is active when receiving, discarding, or delivering groundfish for an associated processor. The operator or manager of a buying station must record the following information (see paragraphs (d)(4)(i) through (x) of this section) on a BSR for each delivery:
(i) Original/revised report. If a BSR is the first submitted to the Regional Administrator for a given date, gear type, and reporting area, indicate “ORIGINAL REPORT.” If a report is a correction to a previously submitted BSR for a given date, gear type, and reporting area, indicate “REVISED REPORT.”
(ii) Identification of buying station. Enter name and ADF&G vessel registration number if a vessel; or name, license number, and state of license issuance if a vehicle. The name should be recorded as it is displayed in official documentation.
(iii) Operator or manager name and signature. The operator or manager must sign the completed BSR prior to delivery of harvest to a mothership, shoreside processor, or SFP. This signature is verification by the operator or manager of acceptance of the responsibility required in paragraphs (d)(1) and (2) of this section.
(iv) Management program. Indicate whether harvest occurred under a management program (see paragraph (a)(1)(iii) of this section). If harvest is not under one of the listed management programs, leave blank.
(v) Gear type. Indicate gear type of harvester.
(vi) Federal reporting area. Indicate Federal reporting area (see Figures 1 and 3 to this part) from which groundfish were harvested.
(vii) Crab protection areas. If harvester gear type was trawl and gear retrieval occurred in the COBLZ or RKCSA (see Figures 11 and 13 to this part), use two separate BSRs to record the information: one BSR for the reporting area that includes COBLZ or RKCSA, and a second BSR to record the information from the reporting area that does not include COBLZ or RKCSA.
(viii) Associated processor. Enter the name, ADF&G processor code, FFP number or FPP number of the associated processor, date (mm/dd/yyyy) and time (A.l.t., military format) delivery was completed.
(ix) Catcher vessel delivery information—
(A) Catcher vessel identification. Name and ADF&G vessel registration number of catcher vessel making the delivery.
(B) Non-submittal of discard report. Indicate whether the blue logsheet was received from the catcher vessel at the time of catch delivery. If the blue logsheet is not received from the catcher vessel, enter “NO” and one of the following response codes to describe the reason for non-submittal.
NON-SUBMITTAL OF DISCARD REPORT CODE
(1) The catcher vessel does not have an FFP “P”
(2) The catcher vessel is under 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA and does not have an FFP “P”
(3) The catcher vessel is under 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA and has an FFP “L”
(4) The catcher vessel delivered an unsorted codend “U”
(5) Another reason; describe circumstances “O”
(C) ADF&G fish ticket number. Enter ADF&G fish ticket number issued to catcher vessel.
(D) Species codes and scale weight. In addition to recording the estimated total delivery weight or actual scale weight of a catcher vessel delivery, if the operator or manager of the buying station sorted the delivery prior to delivery to an associated processor, he or she may enter specific species code and scale weights of individual species to the BSR; indicate whether to the nearest pound or to the nearest 0.001 mt.
(E) Estimated total groundfish hail weight. Enter the estimated total groundfish hail weight or actual scale weight of delivery. Estimated total hail weight is an estimate of the total weight of the entire catch without regard to species. Indicate whether to the nearest pound or to the nearest 0.001 mt.
(x) Discard and disposition information—
(A) Discard. The operator or manager of a buying station must record in a BSR, discard or disposition information that:
(1) Occurred on and was reported by a catcher vessel on a blue logsheet;
(2) Occurred on the buying station prior to delivery to an associated processor; and
(3) Was recorded on a blue logsheet submitted to the buying station by a catcher vessel when no groundfish were delivered by the catcher vessel (for example, disposition code 95 describes fish or fish products eaten onboard or taken off the vessel for personal use).
(B) No discards. If no discards or disposition for a delivery, write “no discards.”
(C) Discard or disposition weight. Total discard or disposition weight of groundfish and herring PSC by species code and product code (indicate whether to nearest pound or to the nearest 0.001 mt).
(D) PSC discard or disposition numbers. Total PSC discard or disposition number of animals by species code and product code.
(e) Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS) and eLandings—
(1) Responsibility—
(i) Hardware, software, and Internet connectivity. A User must obtain at his or her own expense hardware, software, and Internet connectivity to support Internet submissions of commercial fishery landings for which participants report to NMFS: landing data, production data, and discard or disposition data. The User must enter this information via the Internet by logging on to the eLandings system at http://elandings.alaska.gov or other NMFS-approved software or by using the desktop client software.
(ii) Reporting of non-IFQ groundfish. If the User is unable to submit commercial fishery landings of non-IFQ groundfish due to hardware, software, or Internet failure for a period longer than the required reporting time, contact NMFS Inseason Management at 907-586-7228 for instructions. When the hardware, software, or Internet is restored, the User must enter this same information into eLandings or other NMFS-approved software.
(iii) IFQ manual landing report. If the User is unable to submit commercial fishery landings of IFQ crab, IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish due to hardware, software, or Internet failure for a period longer than the required reporting time, or a change must be made to information already submitted, the User must complete an IFQ manual landing report. Manual landing instructions must be obtained from OLE, Juneau, AK, at 800-304-4846 (Select Option 1).
(A) The User must complete all questions on the manual report, even if only one item has changed. The following additional information is required: whether the report is original or revised, name, telephone number, and fax number of individual submitting the manual landing report.
(B) The User must fax the IFQ manual landing report to 907-586-7313.
(C) The User must retain the paper copies of IFQ manual landing reports as indicated at paragraph (a)(5) of this section and make them available upon request of NMFS observers and authorized officers as indicated at paragraph (a)(6) of this section.
(2) eLandings processor registration.
(i) Before a User can use the eLandings system to report landings, production, discard or disposition data, he or she must request authorization to use the system, reserve a unique UserID, and obtain a password by using the Internet to complete the eLandings processor registration at https://elandings.alaska.gov/elandings/Register .
(ii) Upon registration acceptance, the User must print, sign, and mail the User Agreement Form to NMFS at the address or fax number shown on the form. Confirmation will be e-mailed to indicate that the User is registered, authorized to use eLandings, and that the UserID and User's account are enabled.
(iii) The User's signature on the registration form means that the User agrees to the following terms (see paragraphs (e)(2)(iii)(A) through (C) of this section):
(A) To use eLandings access privileges only for submitting legitimate fishery landing reports;
(B) To safeguard the UserID and password to prevent their use by unauthorized persons; and
(C) To ensure that the User is authorized to submit landing reports for the processor permit number(s) listed.
(3) Information required for eLandings processor registration form. The User must enter the following information (see paragraphs (e)(3)(i) through (ix) of this section) to obtain operation registration and UserID registration:
(i) Operation type. Select the operation type from the dropdown list according to the following table:
For this Federal category: Enter one of these eLandings operation types:
(A) Shoreside processor or SFP (1) Plant/receiver
(2) Custom processing
(B) Mothership At-sea
(C) Catcher/processor At-sea
(D) Buying station (1) Tender
(2) Buying station
(ii) Operation name. Enter a name that will refer to the specific operation. For example, if the plant is in Kodiak and the company is East Pacific Seafoods, the operation name might read “East Pacific Seafoods-Kodiak.”
(iii) ADF&G processor code. Enter ADF&G processor code.
(iv) Federal permit number. Enter all the federal permits associated with the operation.
(A) Groundfish shoreside processor or SFP. If a groundfish shoreside processor or SFP, enter the FPP number.
(B) Groundfish catcher/processor, mothership, or CQE floating processor. If a groundfish catcher/processor or mothership, enter the FFP number; if a CQE floating processor, enter FPP number.
(C) Registered Buyer. If a Registered Buyer, enter the Registered Buyer permit number.
(D) Registered Crab Receiver. If a Registered Crab Receiver, enter the Registered Crab Receiver permit number.
(v) Port code. Enter the home port code (see Tables 14a, 14b, and 14c to this part) for the operation.
(vi) ADF&G vessel registration number. If a mothership, catcher/processor, or tender operation, the operator must enter the ADF&G vessel identification number of the vessel.
(vii) Vehicle license number. If a buying station operation that is a vehicle, enter vehicle license number and the state of license issuance.
(viii) Physical operation. If a buying station or custom processor, enter the following information to identify the associated processor where the processing will take place: operation type, ADF&G processor code, and applicable FFP number, FPP number, Registered Buyer permit number, and Registered Crab Receiver permit number.
(ix) UserID registration for primary User. Each operation requires a primary User. Enter the following information for the primary User for the new operation: create and enter a UserID, initial password, company name, User name (name of the person who will use the UserID), city and state where the operation is located, business telephone number, business fax number, business e-mail address, security question, and security answer.
(4) Information entered automatically for eLandings landing report. eLandings autofills the following fields from processor registration records (see paragraph (e)(2) of this section): UserID, processor company name, business telephone number, e-mail address, port of landing, operation type (for catcher/processors, motherships, or SFPs), ADF&G processor code, and Federal permit number. The User must review the autofilled cells to ensure that they are accurate for the landing that is taking place. eLandings assigns a unique landing report number and an ADF&G electronic fish ticket number upon completion of data entry.
(5) Shoreside processor or SFP landing report. The manager of a shoreside processor or SFP that receives groundfish from a catcher vessel issued an FFP under § 679.4 and that is required to have an FPP under § 679.4(f) must use eLandings or other NMFS-approved software to submit a daily landing report during the fishing year to report processor identification information and the following information under paragraphs (e)(5)(i) through (iii) of this section:
(i) Information entered for each groundfish delivery to a shoreside processor and SFP. The User for a shoreside processor or SFP must enter the following information (see paragraphs (e)(5)(i)(A) through (C) of this section) for each groundfish delivery (other than IFQ sablefish) provided by the operator of a catcher vessel, the operator or manager of an associated buying station, and from processors for reprocessing or rehandling product into eLandings or other NMFS-approved software:
(A) Delivery information. (1) Number of observers onboard.
(2) For crew size, enter the number of licensed crew aboard the vessel, including the operator.
(3) Management program name and identifying number, if any, in which harvest occurred (see paragraph (a)(1)(iii) of this section).
(4) ADF&G groundfish statistical area of harvest.
(5) For date of landing, enter date (mm/dd/yyyy) that the delivery was completed.
(6) Indicate (YES or NO) whether delivery is from a buying station.
(7) If the delivery is received from a buying station other than a tender, indicate the name of the buying station. If the delivery is received from a buying station that is a tender, enter the ADF&G vessel registration number.
(8) If delivery is received from a catcher vessel, indicate the ADF&G vessel registration number of the vessel.
(9) Indicate whether the blue logsheet was received from the catcher vessel at the time of catch delivery. If the blue logsheet is not received from the catcher vessel, enter “NO” and select the applicable code from the following table to explain the reason provided by the catcher vessel for not supplying this copy:
NON-SUBMITTAL OF DISCARD REPORT CODE
(i) The catcher vessel does not have an FFP “P”
(ii) The catcher vessel is under 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA and does not have an FFP “P”
(iii) The catcher vessel is under 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA and has an FFP “L”
(iv) The catcher vessel delivered an unsorted codend “U”
(v) Another reason; describe circumstances “O”
(10) Gear type of harvester.
(11) ADF&G fish ticket number provided to catcher vessel (eLandings assigns an ADF&G fish ticket number to the landing report).
(B) Landed scale weight. The User for a shoreside processor or SFP must record landed scale weight (to the nearest pound) for all retained species from groundfish deliveries by species code and delivery condition code. Obtain actual weights for each groundfish species received and retained by:
(1) Sorting according to species codes and direct weighing of that species, or
(2) Weighing the entire delivery and then sorting and weighing the groundfish species individually to determine their weights.
(C) Discard or disposition information. The User must record:
(1) Discard or disposition of fish: that occurred on and was reported by a catcher vessel; that occurred on and was reported by a buying station; and that occurred prior to, during, and/or after production of groundfish at the shoreside processor or SFP. Discards and dispositions also must be recorded when no groundfish are delivered but the blue DFL is submitted by a catcher vessel containing records of discards or disposition.
(2) If groundfish or PSC herring, enter species code, delivery condition code, disposition code, and weight (to the nearest pound), and
(3) If PSC halibut, salmon, or crab, enter species code, delivery condition code, disposition code, and count (in numbers of animals).
(ii) Submittal time limit. The User for a shoreside processor or SFP must submit a landing report containing the information described in paragraph (e)(5)(i) of this section for each groundfish delivery from a specific vessel by 1200 hours, A.l.t., of the day following completion of the delivery. If the landed scale weight required in paragraph (e)(5)(i)(C) of this section is not available by this deadline, the User must transmit an estimated weight for each species by 1200 hours, A.l.t., of the day following completion of the delivery, and must submit a revised landing report with the landed scale weight for each species by 1200 hours, A.l.t., of the third day following completion of the delivery.
(iii) Compliance. By using eLandings, the User for the shoreside processor or SFP and the catcher vessel operator or buying station operator or manager providing information to the User for the shoreside processor or SFP accept the responsibility of and acknowledge compliance with § 679.7(a)(10).
(6) Mothership landing report. The operator of a mothership that is issued an FFP under § 679.4(b) or a CQE floating processor that receives groundfish from catcher vessels required to have an FFP under § 679.4 is required to use eLandings or other NMFS-approved software to submit a daily landing report during the fishing year to report processor identification information and the following information under paragraphs (e)(6)(i) through (iii) of this section:
(i) Information entered for each groundfish delivery to a mothership. The User for a mothership must enter the following information (see paragraphs (e)(6)(i)(A)(1) through (12) of this section) provided by the operator of a catcher vessel, operator or manager of an associated buying station, or information received from processors for reprocessing or rehandling product.
(A) Delivery information. (1) Number of observers onboard.
(2) Crew size (including operator).
(3) Management program name and identifying number, if any, in which harvest occurred (see paragraph (a)(1)(iii) of this section).
(4) ADF&G groundfish statistical area of harvest.
(5) Date (mm/dd/yyyy) that delivery was completed.
(6) If the delivery is received from a tender, enter the ADF&G vessel registration number of the tender.
(7) If delivery received from a catcher vessel, enter the ADF&G vessel registration number of the vessel.
(8) Indicate whether the blue logsheet was received from the catcher vessel at the time of catch delivery. If the blue logsheet was not received from the catcher vessel, enter “NO” and select a code from the following table to explain the reason provided by the catcher vessel for not supplying this copy.
NON-SUBMITTAL OF DISCARD REPORT CODE
(i) The catcher vessel does not have an FFP “P”
(ii) The catcher vessel is under 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA and does not have an FFP “P”
(iii) The catcher vessel is under 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA and has an FFP “L”
(iv) The catcher vessel delivered an unsorted codend “U”
(v) Another reason; describe circumstances “O”
(9) Gear type of harvester.
(10) Total estimated round weight by species (pounds).
(11) ADF&G fish ticket number provided to catcher vessel (eLandings assigns an ADF&G fish ticket number to the landing report).
(12) Receiving deliveries of groundfish in the marine municipal boundaries of a CQE community listed in Table 21 to this part.
(13) For deliveries from catcher vessels directed fishing for pollock in the Bering Sea, indicate whether, prior to the haul, the operator of the catcher vessel moved fishing location primarily to avoid Chinook salmon bycatch.
(B) Discard or disposition information. (1) The User must record discard or disposition information that occurred on and was reported by a catcher vessel; that occurred on and was reported by a buying station; and that occurred prior to, during, and after production of groundfish at the mothership. Discards and dispositions also must be recorded when no groundfish are delivered but the blue DFL is submitted by a catcher vessel containing records of discards or disposition.
(2) If groundfish or PSC herring, enter species code, delivery condition code, disposition code, and weight (to the nearest pound), and
(3) If PSC halibut, salmon, or crab, enter species code, delivery condition code, disposition code, and count (in numbers of animals).
(ii) Submittal time limit. The User for a mothership must submit a landing report containing the information described at paragraph (e)(6)(i) of this section for each groundfish delivery from a specific vessel by 2400 hours, A.l.t., of the day following the delivery.
(iii) Compliance. By using eLandings, the User for the mothership and the catcher vessel operator or buying station operator providing information to the User for the mothership accept the responsibility of and acknowledge compliance with § 679.7(a)(10).
(7) Registered Buyer landing report. A person who is issued a Registered Buyer permit under § 679.4(d)(3) and who receives IFQ halibut or IFQ sablefish from an IFQ permit holder or who receives CDQ halibut from a CDQ permit holder at any time during the fishing year is required to use eLandings or other NMFS-approved software to submit landing reports with the following information from paragraphs (e)(7)(i) and (ii) of this section):
(i) Information entered for each IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, and IFQ sablefish delivery. The User for a Registered Buyer must enter the following information (see paragraphs (e)(7)(i)(A) through (E) of this section) for each IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, and IFQ sablefish delivery into eLandings or other NMFS-approved software:
(A) User identification. UserID and password of person assigned for that system.
(B) Landing date. Date (mm/dd/yyyy) of the landing.
(C) Landing location. Location (port code) of the landing (See Tables 14a, 14b, and 14c to this part).
(D) Permit numbers. Permit number of the IFQ permit holder, and any IFQ hired master permit holder, or CDQ hired master permit holder harvesting the fish and permit number of Registered Buyer receiving the IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CDQ halibut.
(E) Delivery information. As reported by the IFQ permit holder, IFQ hired master permit holder, or CDQ hired master permit holder including the information in paragraphs (e)(7)(i)(E)(1) through (9) of this section):
(1) Harvesting vessel's ADF&G vessel registration number.
(2) Gear code of gear used to harvest IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CDQ halibut.
(3) ADF&G fish ticket number(s) for the landing (after the initial eLandings report is submitted, eLandings assigns an ADF&G fish ticket number to the landing report).
(4) ADF&G statistical area of harvest.
(5) If ADF&G statistical area is bisected by a line dividing two IFQ regulatory areas, provide the IFQ regulatory area of harvest.
(6) Except as provided in paragraph (e)(7)(i)(E)(7) of this section, initial accurate scale weight(s) (to the nearest pound) made at the time of offloading for IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CDQ halibut sold and retained (where retained includes fish intended for personal use, fish weighed and reloaded for delivery to another processor, and fish landed but rejected at the dock by the Registered Buyer); species codes; delivery condition code; and disposition code for each ADF&G statistical area of harvest.
(7) Accurate weight of IFQ sablefish processed product obtained before the offload may be substituted for the initial accurate scale weight provided in paragraph (e)(7)(i)(E)(6) of this section, at time of offload, if the vessel operator is a Registered Buyer reporting an IFQ sablefish landing.
(8) Indicate whether initial accurate scale weight is given with or without ice and slime. Fish which have been washed prior to weighing or which have been offloaded from refrigerated salt water are not eligible for a 2-percent deduction for ice and slime and must be reported as fish weights without ice and slime. The 2-percent deduction is made by NMFS, not the submitter.
(9) Indicate whether IFQ halibut is incidental catch concurrent with legal landing of salmon or concurrent with legal landing of lingcod harvested using dinglebar gear.
(ii) Signatures for IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish deliveries.
(A) The User for the Registered Buyer must print the completed groundfish landing report (ADF&G electronic groundfish ticket) and the sablefish/halibut IFQ landing receipt. The User must review the autofilled data entry cells to ensure that they are accurate for the landing that is taking place.
(B) The User for the Registered Buyer, plus the IFQ permit holder or the IFQ hired master permit holder or CDQ hired master permit holder, must acknowledge the accuracy of the printed IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish landing receipt, and if necessary, IFQ manual landing report, by entering printed name, signature, and date.
(iii) Time limits—
(A) Landing hours. A landing of IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish may commence only between 0600 hours, A.l.t., and 1800 hours, A.l.t., unless permission to land at a different time is granted in advance by a clearing officer.
(B) Landing receipt signatures. The User for the Registered Buyer and the IFQ permit holder, IFQ hired master permit holder, or CDQ hired master permit holder must sign the sablefish/halibut IFQ landing receipt within six hours after all IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, and IFQ sablefish are offloaded from a harvesting vessel and prior to shipment or transfer of the fish from the landing site.
(C) Landing completion. The User for the Registered Buyer must submit an IFQ landing report, containing the information described in this paragraph (e)(7), within six hours after all IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, and IFQ sablefish are offloaded from a specific vessel and prior to shipment or transfer of said fish from the landing site.
(iv) IFQ manual landing report. See paragraph (e)(1)(iii) of this section.
(8) Registered Crab Receiver (RCR) IFQ crab landing report.
(i) A person who is issued an RCR permit under § 680.4(i) of this chapter and who receives IFQ crab from a crab IFQ permit holder or crab IFQ hired master is required to use eLandings to submit a landing report to report every landing of IFQ crab and incidental groundfish.
(ii) An RCR using a catcher/processor is required to submit a crab landing report using eLandings in a format approved by NMFS. NMFS will provide format specifications upon request. Interested parties may contact NMFS Alaska Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division, Catch Accounting/Data Quality, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668, telephone 907-586-7228.
(iii) Information entered for each IFQ crab delivery. The User for the RCR must submit information described at paragraphs (e)(8)(iii)(A) through (D) of this section into eLandings or other NMFS-approved software for each IFQ crab delivery:
(A) Permit numbers. RCR permit number, IFQ permit number, and IPQ permit number, as appropriate.
(B) Operation type and port code— (1) If a shoreside processor, the port code is pre-filled automatically (see § 679.5(e)(4)).
(2) If a catcher/processor, the at-sea operation type is pre-filled automatically.
(3) If an SFP and crab delivery is received in port, the at-sea operation type is pre-filled automatically (see § 679.5(e)(4)) and the User must enter the port code from Table 14a to this part.
(4) If an SFP and crab delivery is received at sea, the at-sea operation type is pre-filled automatically (see § 679.5(e)(4)) and the User must enter the appropriate crab regional designation (see § 680.40(b)(2)), shown below:
CR Crab Regional Designations
N—North Region Landed in the Bering Sea subarea north of 56°20′ N. lat.
S—South Region Landed in any area in Alaska, not in the North Region.
W—West Region West of 174° W. long. Only applicable for western Aleutian Islands golden king crab (WAG).
(C) Delivery information. As reported by IFQ permit holder.
(1) ADF&G vessel registration number of the delivering vessel.
(2) Date (mm/dd/yyyy) fishing began.
(3) Date (mm/dd/yyyy) of the IFQ crab landing.
(4) ADF&G fish ticket number (automatically supplied).
(5) ADF&G statistical area of harvest (All ADF&G statistical areas are translated to the NMFS reporting area and the IPHC reporting area by eLandings.).
(6) Species code of catch from Table 2 to part 680.
(7) Delivery-condition codes of catch from Table 3a to this part.
(8) Number of crab retained and sold condition code, product type, size/grade, and sold pounds; and optionally, price per pound.
(9) Scale weight of deadloss (to the nearest pound) and scale weight of crab retained for personal use (to the nearest pound). Deadloss and personal use crab that an IPQ holder did not purchase are not debited from the IPQ holder's account.
(D) Crew and observer information— (1) For crew size, enter the number of licensed crew aboard the vessel, including the operator.
(iv) Information entered for IFQ crab custom processing landings. In addition to the information required in paragraph (e)(8)(iii) of this section, if custom processing IFQ crab, the User for the RCR must enter the ADF&G processor code of the person for which the IFQ crab was custom processed.
(v) Signatures for IFQ crab deliveries.
(A) The User for the RCR must print the completed crab landing report (ADF&G electronic crab ticket) and the crab IFQ landing receipt. The User must review the autofilled data entry cells to ensure that they are accurate for the landing that is taking place.
(B) The User for the Registered Crab Receiver (RCR), plus the IFQ permit holder or IFQ hired master permit holder, must acknowledge the accuracy of the printed IFQ crab landing receipt, and, if necessary, IFQ manual landing report, by entering printed name, signature, and date.
(vi) Time limits.
(A) Except as indicated in paragraph (e)(8)(vi)(B) of this section, the User for the RCR is required to submit a crab landing report described at this paragraph (e)(8) to NMFS within six hours after all crab is offloaded from the vessel.
(B) For IFQ crab harvested on a catcher/processor, the User for the RCR is required to submit an IFQ crab landing report to NMFS by Tuesday 1200 hours, A.l.t. after the end of each weekly reporting period in which IFQ crab was harvested.
(C) The User for the RCR and the IFQ permit holder or IFQ hired master permit holder must enter printed name and sign the crab IFQ landing receipt within six hours after all crab is offloaded from the harvesting vessel.
(vii) Landing document retention. The User must retain each landing report and landing receipt per paragraph (a)(5) of this section.
(viii) IFQ manual landing report for crab. See paragraph (e)(1)(iii) of this section.
(9) Shoreside processor or SFP information entered for production report. The manager of a shoreside processor or SFP that is required to have an FPP under § 679.4(f) must use eLandings or other NMFS-approved software during the fishing year to submit a production report to report daily processor identification information and all groundfish production data. The User must retain a copy of each production report per paragraphs (a)(5) and (6) of this section.
(i) Contents. eLandings autofills the following fields when creating a production report for a shoreside processor or SFP: FPP number, company name, ADF&G processor code, User name, email address, and telephone number. The User must review the autofilled cells to ensure that they are accurate for the current report. In addition, the User for the shoreside processor or SFP must enter the following information (see paragraphs (e)(9)(i)(A) through (F) of this section):
(A) Date. Reporting date (mm/dd/yyyy).
(B) Observers. Number of observers onsite.
(C) Area of harvest. Whether harvested in GOA or BSAI.
(D) Product description. Species code, product type, and product code of product.
(E) Product weight. Enter actual scale weight of product to the nearest pound.
(F) No production/no deliveries (inactive). If there was no production or deliveries for the day, mark the “No Production” and/or “No Deliveries” boxes.
(ii) Submittal time limits—
(A) When active pursuant to paragraph (c)(5)(ii) of this section, the User for a shoreside processor or SFP must submit a production report by 1200 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's production information.
(B) If a shoreside processor or SFP using eLandings is not taking deliveries over a weekend, the User or manager may submit the eLandings production report from Saturday and Sunday to NMFS by 1200 hours, A.l.t., on the following Monday.
(10) Catcher/processor or mothership information entered for production report—
(i) Catcher/processor. The operator of a catcher/processor that is issued an FFP under § 679.4 and that harvests groundfish is required to use eLandings or other NMFS-approved software to submit a production report to record and report daily processor identification information, groundfish production data, and groundfish and prohibited species discard or disposition data.
(ii) Mothership. The operator of a mothership that is issued an FFP under § 679.4, or the operator of a CQE floating processor that receives groundfish is required to use eLandings or other NMFS-approved software to submit a production report to record and report daily processor identification information, groundfish production data, and groundfish and prohibited species discard or disposition data.
(iii) Contents. eLandings autofills the following fields when creating a production report for a catcher/processor or mothership: FFP or FPP number, company name, ADF&G processor code, User name, email address, and telephone number. The User must review the autofilled cells to ensure that they are accurate for the current report. In addition, the User for the catcher/processor or mothership must enter the information in paragraphs (e)(10)(iii)(A) through (N) of this section.
(A) Date. Reporting date (mm/dd/yyyy).
(B) Designation. From Table 14c to this part, enter whether the processor is a catcher/processor = FCP or a mothership = FLD.
(C) Crew size. Including operator.
(D) Management program. Enter management program and identifying number, if any, in which harvest occurred (see paragraph (a)(1)(iii) of this section).
(E) Gear type of harvester. Enter the gear type used by the harvester.
(F) Federal Reporting Area of harvest. Enter the Federal Reporting Area where harvest was made.
(G) COBLZ or RKCSA. Indicate whether fishing occurred in COBLZ or RKCSA (if applicable).
(H) Product description. Species code, product type, and product code of product.
(I) Product weight. Enter product weight in metric tons to the nearest 0.001 mt.
(J) No production (inactive). If there was no production for the day, mark the “No Production” box.
(K) Discard description. The operator must record the discard or disposition that occurred prior to, during, and after production of groundfish by species code and disposition code of discards and disposition.
(L) Discard weight. Daily weight of groundfish and the daily weight of herring PSC to the nearest 0.001 mt.
(M) PSC numbers— (1) Non-AFA catcher/processors and all motherships. Daily number of PSC animals (Pacific salmon, steelhead trout, Pacific halibut, king crabs, and Tanner crabs) by species codes and discard and disposition codes.
(2) AFA and CDQ catcher/processors. The operator of an AFA catcher/processor or any catcher/processor harvesting pollock CDQ must enter daily the number of non-salmon PSC animals (Pacific halibut, king crabs, and Tanner crabs) by species codes and discard and disposition codes. Salmon PSC animals are entered into the electronic logbook as described in paragraphs (f)(1)(iv) and (v) of this section.
(N) ADF&G statistical area. Must be reported beginning January 1, 2009.
(iv) Submittal time limits—
(A) Except as described in paragraph (e)(10)(iv)(B) of this section, when a mothership is active pursuant to paragraph (c)(6)(iv) of this section, a catcher/processor longline or pot gear is active pursuant to paragraph (c)(3)(iv)(B) of this section, or a catcher/processor trawl gear is active pursuant to paragraph (c)(4)(iv)(B) of this section, the User for a mothership or catcher/processor must submit a production report by 2400 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's production information.
(B) If a vessel is required to have 100 percent observer coverage or more, the User may submit a production report for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday no later than 2400 hours, A.l.t., on the following Monday.
(11) Printing of landing reports, landing receipts, and production reports—
(i) The User daily must print a paper copy onsite or onboard of:
(A) Each landing report.
(B) If IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CDQ halibut, each sablefish/halibut IFQ landing receipt.
(C) If IFQ crab, each crab IFQ landing receipt.
(D) Each production report.
(ii) In addition to paragraph (e)(11)(i) of this section, the mothership operator or User must print an additional copy of each landing report and provide it to the operator of the catcher vessel delivering groundfish to the mothership by 1200 hours, A.l.t., on Tuesday following the end of applicable weekly reporting period.
(12) Retention and inspection of landing reports, landing receipts, and production reports—
(i) The User daily must retain a printed paper copy onsite or onboard of:
(A) Each landing report.
(B) If IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CDQ halibut, each sablefish/halibut IFQ landing receipt.
(C) If IFQ crab, each crab IFQ landing receipt.
(D) Each production report.
(ii) The User must make available the printed copies upon request of NMFS observers and authorized officers as indicated at paragraph (a)(5) of this section.
(f) Electronic logbooks (ELBs). The operator may use a combination of a NMFS-approved ELB (instead of a DFL or DCPL) and eLandings to record and report groundfish information. To satisfy ELB use requirements, the operator after data entry must routinely create the following three products: an ELB logsheet, an ELB discard report, and an ELB data export.
(1) Responsibility. The operator of a vessel voluntarily using an ELB must notify the Regional Administrator by fax at 907-586-7465 to notify NMFS that the operator is using a NMFS-approved ELB instead of a DFL or DCPL, prior to participating in any Federal fishery.
(i) Catcher vessel longline and pot gear ELB. The operator of a catcher vessel using longline and pot gear may use a NMFS-approved catcher vessel longline or pot gear ELB in lieu of using the NMFS-prescribed catcher vessel longline or pot gear DFL required at paragraph (c)(3) of this section.
(ii) Catcher/processor longline and pot gear ELB. The operator of a catcher/processor using longline or pot gear may use a combination of a NMFS-approved catcher/processor longline or pot gear ELB and eLandings to record and report groundfish information. The operator may use a NMFS-approved catcher/processor longline and pot gear ELB to record daily processor identification information and catch-by-set information. In eLandings, the operator must record daily processor identification, groundfish production data, and groundfish and prohibited species discard or disposition data.
(iii) Catcher vessel trawl gear ELB. The operator of a catcher vessel using trawl gear may use a NMFS-approved catcher vessel trawl gear ELB in lieu of using the NMFS-prescribed catcher vessel trawl gear DFL required at paragraph (c)(4) of this section.
(iv) Catcher/processor trawl gear ELB. Except as described in paragraph (f)(1)(vii) of this section, the operator of a catcher/processor using trawl gear may use a combination of a NMFS-approved catcher/processor trawl gear ELB and eLandings to record and report groundfish information. In the ELB, the operator may enter processor identification information and catch-by-haul information. In eLandings, the operator must enter processor identification, groundfish production data, and groundfish and prohibited species discard or disposition data.
(v) Mothership ELB. The operator of a mothership may use a combination of a NMFS-approved mothership ELB and eLandings to record and report groundfish information. The operator may use a NMFS-approved mothership ELB to record daily processor identification information and catcher vessel and buying station groundfish delivery information. In eLandings, the operator must record daily processor identification, groundfish production data, and groundfish and prohibited species discard or disposition data.
(vi) If using a NMFS-approved ELB, the operator is not required to quarterly submit logsheets to OLE.
(vii) AFA and CDQ trawl catcher/processors. The operator of an AFA catcher/processor or any catcher/processor harvesting pollock CDQ must use a combination of NMFS-approved catcher/processor trawl gear ELB and eLandings to record and report groundfish and PSC information. In the ELB, the operator must enter processor identification information; catch-by-haul information; prohibited species discard or disposition data for all salmon species in each haul; and indicate whether, prior to the haul, the operator moved fishing location primarily to avoid Chinook salmon bycatch. In eLandings, the operator must enter processor identification, groundfish production data, and groundfish and prohibited species discard or disposition data for all prohibited species except salmon.
(2) Requirements for using an ELB—
(i) Use a NMFS-approved ELB. The operator must use only a NMFS-approved ELB. The Regional Administrator maintains a list of approved ELBs on the Alaska Region NMFS website at http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov (see also § 679.28(h) for approval of vendor software).
(ii) Reporting groundfish by ELB. If the User is unable to submit commercial fishery information due to hardware, software, or Internet failure for a period longer than the required reporting time, contact NMFS Inseason Management at (907) 586-7228 for instructions. When the hardware, software, or Internet is restored, the User must enter this same information into the electronic logbook (ELB) or other NMFS-approved software.
(iii) Enter all required information into the ELB—
(A) Inactive. The operator must enter all required information, if inactive (see paragraph (c)(2) of this section).
(B) Active. The operator must enter all required information, if active (see paragraph (c)(3), (c)(4), or (c)(6) of this section, as appropriate).
(1) Recording time limits. The time limits for recording applicable information in the ELBs are the same as the recording time limits for DFLs and DCPLs in paragraphs (c)(3), (c)(4), and (c)(6) of this section.
(2) Daily complete ELB data entry and printing of copies as indicated in paragraph (f)(3)(i) of this section.
(iv) Regularly backup ELB data. The operator must regularly backup ELB data to ensure that data are not lost in the event of hardware or software problems.
(v) Correct errors in ELB data. If after an ELB discard report and ELB logsheet are printed, an error is found in the data, the operator must make any necessary changes to the data, print a new copy of the ELB discard report and ELB logsheet, and export the revised file to NMFS. The operator must retain both the original and revised ELB reports.
(3) Printed copies. Upon completion of ELB data entry each day, the operator must print the following information (see paragraphs (f)(3)(i) and (ii) of this section) in the NMFS-specified format:
(i) ELB logsheet.
(A) Print a copy of an ELB logsheet when a vessel is active, by 2400 hours, A.l.t. each day to record the previous day's ELB information.
(B) Print one ELB logsheet to describe a continuous period of inactivity, when a vessel is inactive.
(C) Print a copy of the ELB logsheet for the observer's use, if an observer is onboard the vessel, by 2400 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's ELB information.
(ii) ELB discard report.
(A) Print a copy of an ELB discard report upon completion of each fishing trip or each offload of fish.
(B) If an observer is present, print a copy of the ELB discard report for the observer's use upon completion of each fishing trip or each offload of fish.
(4) Signatures—
(i) ELB logsheet. The operator daily must sign and date each printed ELB logsheet by 2400 hours, A.l.t. each day to record the previous day's ELB information. The signature of the operator is verification of acceptance of the responsibility required in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
(ii) ELB discard report. The operator daily must sign and date each printed ELB discard report upon completion of each fishing trip or each offload of fish. The signature of the operator is verification of acceptance of the responsibility required in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
(5) Submittal time limits.
(i) The operator of a catcher vessel using an ELB must upon delivery of catch submit the ELB discard report to the mothership, shoreside processor, or SFP.
(ii) The operator or manager of a buying station that receives groundfish catch from a catcher vessel using an ELB must upon delivery of catch submit the ELB discard report to the mothership, shoreside processor, or SFP, and submit the ELB data export directly to the Regional Administrator or through the mothership, shoreside processor, or SFP.
(6) Retention. The operator must keep a signed copy of each ELB logsheet and each ELB discard report, filed in sequence for immediate access by authorized personnel as described at paragraph (a)(5) of this section.
(7) ELB data submission—
(i) Catcher/processors. The operator of a catcher/processor must transmit ELB data directly to NMFS online through eLandings or other NMFS-approved data transmission mechanism, by 2400 hours, A.l.t., each day to record the previous day's hauls.
(ii) Catcher vessels. The operator of a catcher vessel must transmit ELB data directly to NMFS as an email attachment or to NMFS through a shoreside processor, SFP, or mothership who received his/her groundfish catch. Through a prior agreement with the catcher vessel, the operator of a mothership or the manager of a shoreside processor or SFP will forward the ELB data transfer to NMFS as an email attachment within 24 hours of completing receipt of the catcher vessel's catch.
(8) Return receipt.
(i) Upon receiving an ELB data export, NMFS will generate a dated return-receipt to confirm receipt of the ELB data. If errors exist in the data transmitted to NMFS, the receipt will identify the errors. If errors are identified, the operator must correct the errors and send a revised transmission to NMFS which will then confirm acceptance of the ELB data.
(ii) The operator must retain the NMFS return receipt as described in paragraph (a)(5) of this section.
(iii) If a return receipt from NMFS is not received within 24 hours, the operator of the catcher vessel, the operator of a catcher/processor, the operator of the mothership, or the manager of the shoreside processor or SFP forwarding the ELB data export for the operator of the catcher vessel, must contact NMFS by telephone at 907-586-7228 or fax at 907-586-7131 for instructions.
(g) Product transfer report (PTR)—
(1) General requirements. Except as provided in paragraphs (g)(2)(i) through (v) of this section, the operator or manager must record on a PTR those species that are listed in Tables 2a and 2c to this part when those species are transferred out of the facility or off the vessel and may also record species listed in Table 2d to this part.
(i) Groundfish and donated prohibited species. The operator of a mothership or catcher/processor or the manager of a shoreside processor or SFP must complete and submit a separate PTR for each shipment of groundfish and donated prohibited species caught in groundfish fisheries. A PTR is not required to accompany a shipment. For a comparison of forms used for shipping, transporting, or transferring fish or fish product, see Table 13 to this part.
(ii) IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, and CDQ halibut. A Registered Buyer must submit a separate PTR for each shipment of halibut or sablefish for which the Registered Buyer submitted an IFQ landing report or was required to submit an IFQ landing report. A PTR is not required to accompany a shipment.
(iii) CR crab. A Registered Crab Receiver (RCR) must submit a separate PTR for each shipment of crab for which the RCR submitted a CR crab landing report or was required to submit a CR crab landing report. A PTR is not required to accompany a shipment.
(2) Exceptions—
(i) Bait sales (non-IFQ groundfish only). During one calendar day, the operator or manager may aggregate and record on one PTR the individual sales or shipments of non-IFQ groundfish to vessels for bait purposes during the day recording the amount of such bait product shipped from a vessel or facility that day.
(ii) Retail sales—
(A) IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, CDQ halibut, and non-IFQ groundfish. During one calendar day, the operator, manager, or Registered Buyer may aggregate and record on one PTR the amount of transferred retail product of IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, CDQ halibut, and non-IFQ groundfish if each sale weighs less than 10 lb or 4.5 kg.
(B) CR crab. During one calendar day, the RCR may aggregate and record on one PTR the amount of transferred retail product of CR crab if each sale weighs less than 100 lb or 45 kg.
(iii) Wholesale sales (non-IFQ groundfish only). The operator or manager may aggregate and record on one PTR, wholesale sales of non-IFQ groundfish by species when recording the amount of such wholesale species leaving a vessel or facility in one calendar day, if invoices detailing destinations for all of the product are available for inspection by an authorized officer.
(iv) Dockside sales.
(A) A person holding a valid IFQ permit, or IFQ hired master permit, and a Registered Buyer permit may conduct a dockside sale of IFQ halibut or IFQ sablefish with a person who has not been issued a Registered Buyer permit after all IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish have been landed and reported in accordance with paragraph (l) of this section.
(B) A person holding a valid halibut CDQ hired master permit and Registered Buyer permit may conduct a dockside sale of CDQ halibut with a person who has not been issued a Registered Buyer permit after all CDQ halibut have been landed and reported in accordance with paragraph (l) of this section.
(C) A Registered Buyer conducting dockside sales must issue a receipt to each individual receiving IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish in lieu of a PTR. This receipt must include:
(1) Date of sale;
(2) Registered Buyer permit number;
(3) Weight by product of the IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut or IFQ sablefish transferred.
(D) A Registered Buyer must maintain a copy of each dockside sales receipt as described in paragraph (l) of this section.
(v) Transfer directly from the landing site to a processing facility (CDQ halibut, IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CR crab only). A PTR is not required for transportation of unprocessed IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, CDQ halibut, or CR crab directly from the landing site to a facility for processing, provided the following conditions are met:
(A) A copy of the IFQ landing report receipt (Internet receipt) documenting the IFQ landing accompanies the offloaded IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CDQ halibut while in transit.
(B) A copy of the CR crab landing report receipt (Internet receipt) documenting the IFQ landing accompanies the offloaded CR crab while in transit.
(C) A copy of the IFQ landing report or CR crab landing report receipt is available for inspection by an authorized officer.
(D) The Registered Buyer submitting the IFQ landing report or RCR submitting the CR crab landing report completes a PTR for each shipment from the processing facility pursuant to paragraph (g)(1) of this section.
(3) Time limits and submittal. The operator of a mothership or catcher/processor, the manager of a shoreside processor or SFP, the Registered Buyer, or RCR must:
(i) Record all product transfer information on a PTR within 2 hours of the completion of the shipment.
(ii) Submit a PTR by facsimile or electronic file to OLE, Juneau, AK (907-586-7313), by 1200 hours, A.l.t., on the Tuesday following the end of the applicable weekly reporting period in which the shipment occurred.
(iii) If any information on the original PTR changes prior to the first destination of the shipment, submit a revised PTR by facsimile or electronic file to OLE, Juneau, AK (907-586-7313), by 1200 hours, A.l.t., on the Tuesday following the end of the applicable weekly reporting period in which the change occurred.
(4) Required information. The operator of a mothership or catcher/processor, the manager of a shoreside processor or SFP, the Registered Buyer, or RCR must include the following information on a PTR:
(i) Original or revised PTR. Whether a submittal is an original or revised PTR.
(ii) Shipper information. Name, telephone number, and facsimile number of the representative. According to the following table:
If you are shipping . . . Enter under “Shipper” . . .
(A) Non-IFQ groundfish Your processor's name, Federal fisheries or Federal processor permit number.
(B) IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut or IFQ sablefish Your Registered Buyer name and permit number.
(C) CR crab Your RCR name and permit number.
(D) Non-IFQ groundfish, IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut or IFQ sablefish, and CR crab on the same PTR (1) Your processor's name and Federal fisheries permit number or Federal processor permit number, (2) Your Registered Buyer's name and permit number, and (3) Your RCR name and permit number.
(iii) Transfer information. Using descriptions from the following table, enter receiver information, date and time of product transfer, location of product transfer (e.g., port, position coordinates, or city), mode of transportation, and intended route:
If you are theshipper and . . . Then enter . . .
Receiver Date & time of product transfer Location of product transfer Mode of transportation and intended route
(A) Receiver is on land and transfer involves one van, truck, or vehicle Receiver name and Federal fisheries, Federal processor, or Federal crab vessel permit number (if any) Date and time when shipment leaves the plant Port or city of product transfer Name of the shipping company; destination city and state or foreign country.
(B) Receiver is on land and transfer involves multiple vans, trucks or vehicles Receiver name and Federal fisheries, Federal processor, or Federal crab vessel permit number (if any) Date and time when loading of vans or trucks, is completed each day Port or city of product transfer Name of the shipping company; destination city and state or foreign country.
(C) Receiver is on land and transfer involves one airline flight Receiver name and Federal fisheries, Federal processor, or Federal crab vessel permit number (if any) Date and time when shipment leaves the plant Port or city of product transfer Name of the airline company; destination airport city and state.
(D) Receiver is on land and transfer involves multiple airline flights Receiver name and Federal fisheries, Federal processor, or Federal crab vessel permit number (if any) Date and time of shipment when the last airline flight of the day leaves Port or city of product transfer Name of the airline company(s); destination airport(s) city and state.
(E) Receiver is a vessel and transfer occurs at sea Vessel name and call sign Start and finish dates and times of transfer Transfer position coordinates in latitude and longitude, in degrees and minutes The first destination of the vessel.
(F) Receiver is a vessel and transfer takes place in port Vessel name and call sign Start and finish dates and times of transfer Port or position of product transfer The first destination of the vessel.
(G) Receiver is an agent (buyer, distributor, shipping agent) and transfer is in a containerized van(s) Agent name and location (city, state) Transfer start and finish dates and times Port, city, or position of product transfer Name (if available) of the vessel transporting the van; destination port.
(H) You are aggregating individual retail sales for human consumption. (see paragraph (g)(2) of this section) “RETAIL SALES” Date of transfer. Port or city of product transfer N/A.
(I) You are aggregating individual bait sales during a day onto one PTR (non-IFQ groundfish only) “BAIT SALES” Date of transfer. Port or city of product transfer N/A.
(J) Non-IFQ Groundfish only. You are aggregating wholesale non-IFQ groundfish product sales by species during a single day onto one PTR and maintaining invoices detailing destinations for all of the product for inspection by an authorized officer “WHOLESALE SALES” Time of the first sale of the day; time of the last sale of the day Port or city of product transfer N/A.
(iv) Products shipped. The operator, manager, Registered Buyer, or RCR must record the following information for each product shipped:
(A) Species code and product code. (1) For non-IFQ groundfish, IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, and CDQ halibut, the species code and product code (Tables 1 and 2 to this part).
(2) For CR crab, the species code and product code (Tables 1 and 2 to 50 CFR part 680).
(B) Species weight. Use only if recording 2 or more species with 2 or more product types contained within the same production unit. Enter the actual scale weight of each product of each species to the nearest kilogram or pound (indicate which). If not applicable, enter “n/a” in the species weight column. If using more than one line to record species in one carton, use a brace “}” to tie the carton information together.
(C) Number of units. Total number of production units (blocks, trays, pans, individual fish, boxes, or cartons; if iced, enter number of totes or containers).
(D) Unit weight. Unit weight (average weight of single production unit as listed in “No. of Units” less packing materials) for each species and product code in kilograms or pounds (indicate which).
(E) Total weight. Total weight for each species and product code of shipment less packing materials in kilograms or pounds (indicate which).
(F) Total or partial offload. (1) If a mothership or catcher/processor, the operator must indicate whether fish or fish products are left onboard the vessel (partial offload) after the shipment is complete.
(2) If a partial offload, for the products remaining on board after the transfer, the operator must enter: Species code, product code, and total product weight to the nearest kilogram or pound (indicate which) for each product.
(h) Check-in/Check-out report—
(1) Requirement. Except as described in paragraph (h)(2) of this section, the operator of a catcher/processor or mothership and manager of a shoreside processor or SFP must submit to NMFS a check-in report (BEGIN message) prior to becoming active and a check-out report (CEASE message) for every check-in report submitted. The check-in report and check-out report must be submitted by fax to 907-586-7131, or by e-mail to erreports.alaskafisheries@noaa.gov .
(2) Exceptions—
(i) VMS onboard. The operator of a catcher/processor or mothership is not required to submit to NMFS a check-in report or check-out report if the vessel is carrying onboard a transmitting VMS that meets the requirements of § 679.28(f).
(ii) Two adjacent reporting areas. If on the same day a catcher/processor intends to fish in two adjacent reporting areas (an action which would require submittal of check-out reports and check-in reports multiple times a day when crossing back and forth across a reporting area boundary), and the two reporting areas have on that day and time an identical fishing status for every species, the operator must:
(A) Submit to NMFS a check-in report to the first area prior to entering the first reporting area, and
(B) Submit to NMFS a check-in report to the second area prior to entering the second reporting area.
(C) Remain within 10 nautical miles (18.5 km) of the boundary described in paragraph (h)(2)(ii) of this section.
(D) If the catcher/processor proceeds in the second reporting area beyond 10 nautical miles (18.5 km) of the boundary between the two areas, the operator must submit a check-out report from the first reporting area. The operator must submit a check-out report from the second area upon exiting that reporting area.
(3) Transit through reporting areas. The operator of a catcher/processor or mothership is not required to submit a check-in or check-out report if the vessel is transiting through a reporting area and is not fishing or receiving fish.
(4) Time limits and submittal. Except as indicated in paragraph (h)(2) of this section, the operator or manager must submit a check-in report and a check-out report according to the following table:
For ... If you are a ... Submit a BEGIN message Submit a CEASE message
(i) Each reporting area, except area 300, 400, 550, or 690 (A) C/P using trawl gear Before gear deployment. Within 24 hours after departing a reporting area but prior to checking in to another reporting area.
(B) C/P using longline or pot gear Before gear deployment. May be checked in to more than one area simultaneously. Upon completion of gear retrieval and within 24 hours after departing each reporting area.
(C) MS Before receiving groundfish, must check-in to reporting area(s) where groundfish were harvested.May be checked in to more than one area simultaneously. Within 24 hours after receipt of fish is complete from that reporting area.If receipt of groundfish from a reporting area is expected to stop for at least one month during the fishing year and then start up again, may submit check-out report for that reporting area.
(ii) COBLZ or RKCSA (A) C/P using trawl gear Prior to fishing. Submit one check-in for the COBLZ or RKCSA and another check-in for the area outside the COBLZ or RKCSA. Upon completion of gear retrieval for groundfish, submit a separate check-out for the COBLZ or RKCSA and another check-out for the area outside the COBLZ or RKCSA.
(B) MS Before receiving groundfish harvested with trawl gear that were harvested in the COBLZ or RKCSA, submit one check-in for the COBLZ or RKCSA and another check-in for the area outside the COBLZ or RKCSA. Upon completion of groundfish receipt, submit a separate check-out for the COBLZ or RKCSA and another check-out for the area outside the COBLZ or RKCSA.
(iii) Gear Type (A) C/P If in the same reporting area but using more than one gear type, prior to fishing submit a separate check-in for each gear type. Upon completion of gear retrieval for groundfish, submit a separate check-out for each gear type for which a check-in was submitted.
(B) MS If harvested in the same reporting area but using more than one gear type, prior to receiving groundfish submit a separate check-in for each gear type. Upon completion of receipt of groundfish, submit a separate check-out for each gear type for which a check-in was submitted.
(iv) CDQ (A) MS Prior to receiving groundfish CDQ, if receiving groundfish under more than one CDQ number, use a separate check-in for each CDQ number. Within 24 hours after receipt of groundfish CDQ has ceased for each CDQ number.
(B) C/P Prior to fishing, submit a separate check-in for each CDQ number. Within 24 hours after groundfish CDQ fishing for each CDQ number has ceased.
(v) Exempted or Research Fishery (A) C/P Prior to fishing, submit a separate check-in for each type. Upon completion of receipt of groundfish submit a separate check-out for each type for which a check-in was submitted.
(B) MS Prior to receiving groundfish, submit a separate check-in for each type. Upon completion of receipt of groundfish submit a separate check-out for each type for which a check-in was submitted.
(vi) Aleutian Islands Pollock (AIP) (A) C/P Prior to AIP fishing. Within 24 hours after completion of gear retrieval for AIP.
(B) MS Before receiving AIP. Within 24 hours after receipt of AIP has ceased.
(vii) Processor Type C/P, MS If a catcher/processor and functioning simultaneously as a mothership in the same reporting area, before functioning as either processor type. Upon completion of simultaneous activity as both catcher/processor and mothership, a separate check-out, one for catcher/processor and one for mothership.
(viii) Change of fishing year (A) C/P, MS If continually active through the end of one fishing year and at the beginning of a second fishing year, submit a check-in for each reporting area to start the year on January 1. If a check-out report was not previously submitted during a fishing year for a reporting area, submit a check-out report for each reporting area on December 31.
(B) SS, SFP If continually active through the end of one fishing year and at the beginning of a second fishing year, submit a check-in to start the year on January 1. If a check-out report was not previously submitted during a fishing year, submit a check-out report on December 31.
(ix) Interruption of production SS, SFP, MS n/a If receipt of groundfish is expected to stop for at least one month during the fishing year and then start up again, the manager or operator may choose to submit a check-out report.
(x) Change of location AFA SFP Before receiving groundfish. Upon completion of receipt of groundfish from a position and before movement from that position.
(5) Required information. The operator of a catcher/processor or mothership and the manager of a shoreside processor or SFP must record the information in the following table on a check-in report and a check-out report, as appropriate.
Required information Check-in Report Check-out Report
MS C/P SS, SFP MS C/P SS, SFP
(i) Whether an original or revised report X X X X X X
(ii) Vessel name, ADF&G processor code, FFP number X X X X
(iii) Processor name, ADF&G processor code, FPP number X X
(iv) Representative name, business telephone number, business fax number X X X X X X
(v) COMSAT number (if applicable) X X X X
(vi) Management program name (see paragraph (a)(1)(iii) of this section) and identifying number (if any). If harvest is not under one of these management programs, leave blank. X X X X
(vii) Processor type, gear type X X X X
(viii) Date (mm/dd/yyyy) and time (A.l.t., military format)
(A) When receipt of groundfish will begin X X
(B) When gear deployment will begin X
(C) When the last receipt or processing of groundfish was completed X X
(D) When the vessel departed the reporting area X
(ix) Position coordinates
(A) Where groundfish receipt begins X
(B) Where receiving groundfish (if SFP): X
(C) Where gear is deployed X
(D) Where the last receipt of groundfish was completed X
(E) Where the vessel departed the reporting area X
(x) Reporting area code
(A) Where gear deployment begins X
(B) Where groundfish harvest occurred X
(C) Where the last receipt of groundfish was completed X
(D) Where the vessel departed the reporting area X
(xi) Primary and secondary target species (A change in intended target species within the same reporting area does not require a new BEGIN message.)
(A) Expected to be received the following week X
(B) Expected to be harvested the following week X
(xii) Indicate (YES or NO) whether this is a check-in report X
(xiii) If YES, indicate
(A) If checking-in for the first time this fishing year X
(B) If checking-in to restart receipt and processing of groundfish after filing a check-out report X
(xiv) Indicate (YES or NO) whether this is a check-out report X
(xv) If YES, enter date facility ceased to receive or process groundfish X
(xvi) Indicate product weight of all fish or fish products (including non groundfish) remaining at the facility (other than public cold storage) by species code and product code. Indicate if recorded to the nearest pound or to the nearest 0.001 mt. X X
(i) Weekly production report (WPR). The WPR is removed from use. Instead of a WPR, the operator of a mothership or catcher/processor and the manager of a shoreside processor or SFP must submit all landings information, production information, and discard and disposition information using eLandings or other NMFS-approved software (see paragraph (e) of this section).
(j) [Reserved]
(k) U.S. Vessel Activity Report (VAR). For a comparison of forms used for shipping, transporting, or transferring fish or fish product, see Table 13 to this part.
(1) Fish or fish product onboard. Except as noted in paragraph (k)(4) of this section, the operator of a catcher vessel greater than 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA, a catcher/processor, or a mothership required to hold a Federal fisheries permit issued under this part and carrying fish or fish product onboard must complete and submit a VAR by facsimile or electronic file to OLE, Juneau, AK (907-586-7313) before the vessel crosses the seaward boundary of the EEZ off Alaska or crosses the U.S.-Canadian international boundary between Alaska and British Columbia.
(2) Combination of non-IFQ groundfish with IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, IFQ sablefish or CR crab. If a vessel is carrying non-IFQ groundfish and IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, IFQ sablefish or CR crab, the operator must submit a VAR in addition to an IFQ Departure Report required by paragraph (l)(4) of this section.
(3) Revised VAR. If fish or fish products are landed at a port other than the one specified on the VAR, the operator must submit a revised VAR showing the actual port of landing before any fish are offloaded.
(4) Exemption: IFQ Departure Report. A VAR is not required if a vessel is carrying only IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CR crab onboard and the operator has submitted an IFQ Departure Report required by paragraph (l)(4) of this section.
(5) Information required.
(i) Whether original or revised VAR.
(ii) Name and Federal fisheries permit number of vessel or RCR permit number.
(iii) Type of vessel (whether catcher vessel, catcher/processor, or mothership).
(iv) Name, daytime telephone number (including area code), and facsimile number and COMSAT number (if available) of representative.
(v) Return report. “Return,” for purposes of this paragraph, means returning to Alaska. If the vessel is crossing the seaward boundary of the EEZ off Alaska or crossing the U.S.-Canadian international boundary between Alaska and British Columbia into U.S. waters, indicate a “return” report and enter:
(A) Intended Alaska port of landing (see Table 14a to this part);
(B) Estimated date and time (hour and minute, Greenwich mean time) the vessel will cross the boundary; and
(C) The estimated position coordinates in latitude and longitude where the vessel will cross.
(vi) Depart report. “Depart” means leaving Alaska. If the vessel is crossing the seaward boundary of the EEZ off Alaska and moving out of the EEZ or crossing the U.S.-Canadian international boundary between Alaska and British Columbia and moving into Canadian waters, indicate a “depart” report and enter:
(A) The intended U.S. port of landing or country other than the United States (see Table 14b to this part);
(B) Estimated date and time (hour and minute, Greenwich mean time) the vessel will cross the boundary; and
(C) The estimated position coordinates in latitude and longitude where the vessel will cross.
(vii) The Russian Zone. Indicate whether the vessel is returning from fishing in the Russian Zone or is departing to fish in the Russian Zone.
(viii) Fish or fish products. For all fish or fish products (including non-groundfish) on board the vessel, enter:
(A) Harvest zone code;
(B) Species codes;
(C) Product codes; and
(D) Total fish product weight in lbs or to the nearest 0.001 mt (2.20 lb).
(l) IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CR crab R&R. In addition to the R&R requirements in this section, in 50 CFR part 680 with respect to CR crab, and as prescribed in the annual management measures published in the Federal Register pursuant to § 300.62 of this title, the following reports and authorizations are required, when applicable: IFQ Prior Notice of Landing, Product Transfer Report (see§ 679.5(g)), IFQ landing report, IFQ Transshipment Authorization, and IFQ Departure Report.
(1) IFQ Prior Notice of Landing (PNOL)—
(i) Time limits and submittal.
(A) Except as provided in paragraph (l)(1)(iv) of this section, the operator of any vessel making an IFQ landing must notify OLE, Juneau, AK, no fewer than 3 hours before landing IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish, unless permission to commence an IFQ landing within 3 hours of notification is granted by a clearing officer.
(B) A PNOL must be made to the toll-free telephone number 800-304-4846 or to 907-586-7163 between the hours of 0600 hours, A.l.t., and 2400 hours, A.l.t.
(ii) Revision to PNOL. The operator of any vessel wishing to make an IFQ landing before the date and time (A.l.t.) reported in the PNOL or later than 2 hours after the date and time (A.l.t.) reported in the PNOL must submit a new PNOL as described in paragraphs (l)(1)(i) and (iii) of this section.
(iii) Information required. A PNOL must include the following:
(A) Vessel name and ADF&G vessel registration number;
(B) Port of landing and port code from Tables 14a and 14b to this part;
(C) Exact location of landing within the port (i.e., dock name, harbor name, facility name, or geographical coordinates);
(D) The date and time (A.l.t.) that the landing will take place;
(E) Species and estimated weight (in pounds) of the IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut or IFQ sablefish that will be landed;
(F) IFQ regulatory area(s) in which the IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish were harvested; and
(G) IFQ permit number(s) that will be used to land the IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish.
(iv) Exemption—
(A) Halibut. An IFQ landing of halibut of 500 lb or less of IFQ weight determined pursuant to § 679.40(h) and concurrent with a legal landing of salmon harvested using hand troll gear or power troll gear is exempt from the PNOL required by this section.
(B) Lingcod. An IFQ landing of halibut of 500 lb or less of IFQ weight determined pursuant to § 679.40(h) and concurrent with a legal landing of lingcod harvested using dinglebar gear is exempt from the PNOL required by this section.
(2) IFQ landing—
(i) Remain at landing site. Once the landing has commenced, the IFQ permit holder, the IFQ hired master permit holder, or the CDQ hired master permit holder, and the harvesting vessel may not leave the landing site until the IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CDQ halibut account is properly debited (see § 679.40(h)).
(ii) No movement of IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish. The offloaded IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish may not be moved from the landing site until the IFQ Landing Report is completed through eLandings or other NMFS-approved software and the IFQ permit holder's or CDQ permit holder's account is properly debited (see § 679.40(h)).
(iii) Single offload site—
(A) IFQ halibut and CDQ halibut. The vessel operator who lands IFQ halibut or CDQ halibut must continuously and completely offload at a single offload site all halibut onboard the vessel.
(B) IFQ sablefish. The vessel operator who lands IFQ sablefish must continuously and completely offload at a single offload site all sablefish onboard the vessel.
(3) Transshipment authorization. For a comparison of forms used for shipping, transporting, or transferring fish or fish product, see Table 13 to this part.
(i) No person may transship processed IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CR crab between vessels without authorization by a local clearing officer. Authorization from a local clearing officer must be obtained for each instance of transshipment at least 24 hours before the transshipment is intended to commence.
(ii) Information required. To obtain a Transshipment Authorization, the vessel operator must provide the following information to the clearing officer:
(A) Date and time (A.l.t.) of transshipment;
(B) Location of transshipment;
(C) Name and ADF&G vessel registration number of vessel offloading transshipment;
(D) Name of vessel receiving the transshipment;
(E) Product destination;
(F) Species and product type codes;
(G) Total product weight;
(H) Time (A.l.t.) and date of the request;
(I) Name, telephone number, FAX number (if any) for the person making the request.
(4) IFQ departure report. For a comparison of forms used for shipping, transporting, or transferring fish or fish product, see Table 13 to this part.
(i) General requirements—
(A) Time limit and submittal. A vessel operator who intends to make a landing of IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CR crab at any location other than in an IFQ regulatory area for halibut and sablefish or in a crab fishery for CR crab (see Table 1 to part 680) in the State of Alaska must submit an IFQ Departure Report, by telephone, to OLE, Juneau, AK, (800-304-4846 or 907-586-7163) between the hours of 0600 hours, A.l.t., and 2400 hours, A.l.t.
(B) Completion of fishing. A vessel operator must submit an IFQ Departure Report after completion of all fishing and prior to departing the waters of the EEZ adjacent to the jurisdictional waters of the State of Alaska, the territorial sea of the State of Alaska, or the internal waters of the State of Alaska when IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CR crab are on board.
(C) Permit— (1) Registered Crab Receiver permit. A vessel operator submitting an IFQ Departure Report for CR crab must have a Registered Crab Receiver permit.
(2) Registered Buyer permit. A vessel operator submitting an IFQ Departure Report for IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish must have a Registered Buyer permit.
(D) First landing of any species. A vessel operator submitting an IFQ Departure Report must submit IFQ landing reports for all IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, and IFQ sablefish on board at the same time and place as the first landing of any IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, or IFQ sablefish.
(E) Permits on board. (1) A vessel operator submitting an IFQ Departure Report to document IFQ halibut or IFQ sablefish must have one or more IFQ permit holders or IFQ hired master permit holders on board with a combined IFQ balance equal to or greater than all IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish on board the vessel.
(2) A vessel operator submitting an IFQ Departure Report to document CDQ halibut must ensure that one or more CDQ hired master permit holders are onboard with enough remaining halibut CDQ balance to harvest amounts of CDQ halibut equal to or greater than all CDQ halibut onboard.
(3) A vessel operator submitting an IFQ Departure Report to document CR crab must have one or more permit holders on board with a combined CR balance equal to or greater than all CR crab on board the vessel.
(ii) Required information. When submitting an IFQ Departure Report, the vessel operator must provide the following information:
(A) Intended date, time (A.l.t.), and location of landing;
(B) Vessel name and ADF&G vessel registration number;
(C) Vessel operator's name and Registered Buyer permit or Registered Crab Receiver permit number;
(D) Halibut IFQ, halibut CDQ, sablefish IFQ, and CR crab permit numbers of IFQ and CDQ permit holders on board;
(E) Area of harvest. (1) If IFQ or CDQ halibut, then halibut regulatory areas (see Figure 15 to this part).
(2) If IFQ sablefish, then sablefish regulatory areas (see Figure 14 to this part).
(3) If CR crab, then the crab rationalization fishery code (see Table 1 to part 680).
(F) Estimated total weight as appropriate of IFQ halibut, CDQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, or CR crab on board (lb/kg/mt).
(iii) Revision to Departure Report. A vessel operator who intends to make an IFQ landing at a location different from the location named on the IFQ Departure report must submit a revised report naming the new location at least 12 hours in advance of the offload. Revisions must be submitted by telephone, to OLE, Juneau, AK, (800-304-4846 or 907-586-7163) between the hours of 0600 hours, A.l.t., and 2400 hours, A.l.t.
(5) Landing verification, inspection and record retention—
(i) Verification and inspection. Each IFQ landing and all fish retained on board the vessel making an IFQ landing are subject to verification and inspection by authorized officers.
(ii) Record retention. The IFQ permit holder, IFQ hired master permit holder, or CDQ hired master permit holder must retain a legible copy of all Landing Report receipts, and the Registered Buyer must retain a copy of all reports and receipts required by this section. All retained records must be available for inspection by an authorized officer:
(A) Until the end of the fishing year during which the records were made and for as long thereafter as fish or fish products recorded are retained onboard the vessel or at the facility; and
(B) Upon request of an authorized officer for 3 years after the end of the fishing year during which the records were made.
(6) Sampling—
(i) Each IFQ landing and all fish retained onboard a vessel making an IFQ landing are subject to sampling by NMFS-authorized observers.
(ii) Each IFQ halibut landing or CDQ halibut landing is subject to sampling for biological information by persons authorized by the IPHC.
(7) IFQ cost recovery program—
(i) IFQ buyer report.
(A) Applicability. An IFQ registered buyer that also operates as a shoreside processor and receives and purchases IFQ landings of sablefish or halibut must submit annually to NMFS a complete IFQ Buyer Report as described in this paragraph (l) and as provided by NMFS for each reporting period, as described at § 679.5(1)(7)(i)(E), in which the registered buyer receives IFQ fish.
(B) Due date. A complete IFQ Buyer Report must be postmarked or received by the Regional Administrator not later than October 15 following the reporting period in which the IFQ registered buyer receives the IFQ fish.
(C) Information required. A complete IFQ Buyer Report must include the following information:
(1) IFQ registered buyer identification, including:
(i) Name,
(ii) Registered buyer number,
(iii) Social Security number or tax identification number,
(iv) NMFS person identification number (if applicable),
(v) Business address,
(vi) Telephone number,
(vii) Facsimile telephone number,
(viii) Primary registered buyer activity,
(ix) Other registered buyer activity, and
(x) Landing port location;
(2) Pounds purchased and values paid. (i) The monthly total weights, represented in IFQ equivalent pounds by IFQ species, that were landed at the landing port location and purchased by the IFQ registered buyer;
(ii) The monthly total gross ex-vessel value, in U.S. dollars, of IFQ pounds, by IFQ species, that were landed at the landing port location and purchased by the IFQ registered buyer;
(3) Value paid for price adjustments—(i) IFQ retro-payments. The monthly total U.S. dollar amount of any IFQ retro-payments (correlated by IFQ species, landing month(s), and month of payment) made in the current year to IFQ permit holders for landings made during the previous calendar year;
(ii) Electronic submittal. Certification, including the NMFS ID and password of the IFQ Registered Buyer; or
(iii) Non-electronic submittal. Certification, including the printed name and signature of the individual submitting the IFQ Buyer Report on behalf of the Registered Buyer, and date of signature.
(D) Submission address. The registered buyer must complete an IFQ Buyer Report and submit by mail or FAX to:
Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: RAM Program,P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668, FAX: (907) 586-7354 or electronically to NMFS via forms available from RAM or on the RAM area of the Alaska Region Home Page at http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/ram .
(E) Reporting period. The reporting period of the IFQ Buyer Report shall extend from October 1 through September 30 of the following year, inclusive.
(ii) IFQ permit holder Fee Submission Form—
(A) Applicability. An IFQ permit holder who holds an IFQ permit against which a landing was made must submit to NMFS a complete IFQ permit holder Fee Submission Form provided by NMFS.
(B) Due date and submittal. A complete IFQ permit holder Fee Submission Form must be postmarked or received by the Regional Administrator not later than January 31 following the calendar year in which any IFQ landing was made.
(C) Contents of an IFQ Fee Submission Form. For each of the sections described here, a permit holder must provide the specified information.
(1) Identification of the IFQ permit holder. An IFQ permit holder with an IFQ landing must accurately record on the identification section of the IFQ Fee Submission Form the following information:
(i) The printed name of the IFQ permit holder;
(ii) The NMFS person identification number;
(iii) The Social Security number or tax ID number of the IFQ permit holder;
(iv) The business mailing address of the IFQ permit holder; and
(v) The telephone and facsimile number (if available) of the IFQ permit holder.
(2) IFQ landing summary and estimated fee liability. NMFS will provide to an IFQ permit holder an IFQ Landing Summary and Estimated Fee Liability page as required by § 679.45(a)(2). The IFQ permit holder must either accept the accuracy of the NMFS estimated fee liability associated with his or her IFQ landings for each IFQ permit, or calculate a revised IFQ fee liability in accordance with paragraph (l)(7)(ii)(C)(2)(i) of this section. The IFQ permit holder may calculate a revised fee liability for all or part of his or her IFQ landings.
(i) Revised fee liability calculation. To calculate a revised fee liability, an IFQ permit holder must multiply the IFQ percentage in effect by either the IFQ actual ex-vessel value or the IFQ standard ex-vessel of the IFQ landing. If parts of the landing have different values, the permit holder must apply the appropriate values to the different parts of the landings.
(ii) Documentation. If NMFS requests in writing that a permit holder submit documentation establishing the factual basis for a revised IFQ fee liability, the permit holder must submit adequate documentation by the 30th day after the date of such request. Examples of such documentation regarding initial sales transactions of IFQ landings include valid fish tickets, sales receipts, or check stubs that clearly identify the IFQ landing amount, species, date, time, and ex-vessel value or price.
(3) Fee calculation section—(i) Information required. An IFQ permit holder with an IFQ landing must record the following information on the Fee Calculation page: The name of the IFQ permit holder; the NMFS person identification number; the fee liability amount due for each IFQ permit he or she may hold; the IFQ permit number corresponding to such fee liability amount(s) due; the total price adjustment payment value for all IFQ halibut and/or sablefish (e.g., IFQ retro-payments) received during the reporting period for the IFQ Fee Submission Form as described in § 679.5(l)(7)(ii)(D); and the fee liability amount due for such price adjustments.
(ii) Calculation of total annual fee amount. An IFQ permit holder with an IFQ landing must perform the following calculations and record the results on the Fee Calculation page: add all fee liability amount(s) due for each IFQ permit and record the sum as the sub-total fee liability for all permits; multiply price adjustment payment(s) received for each IFQ species by the fee percentage in effect at the time the payment(s) was received by the IFQ permit holder; add the resulting fee liability amounts due for all price adjustment payments for each IFQ species, then enter the sum as the sub-total fee for price adjustments; add the sub-total fee liability for all permits and the sub-total fee for price adjustments, then enter the resulting sum as the total annual fee amount on the Fee Calculation page and on the Fee Payment page.
(4) Fee payment and certification section—(i) Information required. An IFQ permit holder with an IFQ landing must provide his or her NMFS person identification number, signature, and date of signature on the Fee Payment section of the form or provide the electronic equivalent and record the following: his or her printed name; the total annual fee amount as calculated and recorded on the Fee Calculation page; the total of any pre-payments submitted to NMFS that apply to the total annual fee amount; the remaining balance fee; and the enclosed payment amount.
(ii) Calculation of balance fee payment. An IFQ permit holder with an IFQ landing must perform the following calculation on the Fee Payment section of the Fee Submission Form: Subtract from the total annual fee amount the total of all pre-payments made (if any) to NMFS and any credits held by NMFS that are applicable to that year's total IFQ cost recovery fees, and record the result as the balance of the fee amount due.
(D) Reporting Period. The reporting period of the IFQ Fee Submission Form shall extend from January 1 to December 31 of the year prior to the January 31 due date described in § 679.5(l)(7)(ii)(B).
(8) CQE annual report for an eligible community. By January 31, the CQE shall submit a complete annual report on halibut and sablefish IFQ activity for the prior fishing year for each community represented by the CQE to the Regional Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802, and to the governing body of each community represented by the CQE as identified in Table 21 to this part.
(i) A complete annual report contains the following information:
(A) Name, ADF&G vessel registration number, USCG documentation number, length overall, and home port of each vessel from which the IFQ leased from QS held by a CQE was fished;
(B) Name and business addresses of individuals employed as crew members when fishing the IFQ derived from the QS held by the CQE;
(C) Detailed description of the criteria used by the CQE to distribute IFQ leases among eligible community residents;
(D) Description of efforts made to ensure that IFQ lessees employ crew members who are eligible community residents of the eligible community aboard vessels on which IFQ derived from QS held by a CQE is being fished;
(E) Description of the process used to solicit lease applications from eligible community residents of the eligible community on whose behalf the CQE is holding QS;
(F) Names and business addresses and amount of IFQ requested by each individual applying to receive IFQ from the CQE;
(G) Any changes in the bylaws of the CQE, board of directors, or other key management personnel; and
(H) Copies of minutes and other relevant decision making documents from CQE board meetings.
(ii) Additional information may be submitted as part of the annual report based on data available through NMFS. This includes:
(A) Identification of the eligible community, or communities, represented by the CQE;
(B) Total amount of halibut QS and sablefish QS held by the CQE at the start of the calendar year and at the end of the calendar year;
(C) Total amount of halibut and sablefish IFQ leased from the CQE;
(D) Names, business addresses, and amount of halibut and sablefish IFQ received by each individual to whom the CQE leased IFQ; and
(E) Number of vessels that fished for IFQ derived from QS held by a CQE.
(m) [Reserved]
(n) CDQ and PSQ transfers—
(1) CDQ or PSQ transfer. NMFS will process a request for CDQ or PSQ transfer between CDQ groups provided that the requirements of this paragraph are met.
(2) Completed application. A paper or electronic request form must be completed with all information fields accurately filled in by transferors and transferees, and all required additional documentation must be attached.
(3) Certification of transferor—
(i) Non-electronic submittal. The transferor's designated representative must sign and date the application certifying that all information is true, correct, and complete. The transferor's designated representative must submit the paper application as indicated on the application.
(ii) Electronic submittal. The transferor's designated representative must log into the system and create a transfer request as indicated on the computer screen. By using the transferor's NMFS ID, password, and Transfer Key and submitting the transfer request, the designated representative certifies that all information is true, correct, and complete.
(4) Certification of transferee—
(i) Non-electronic submittal. The transferee's designated representative must sign and date the application certifying that all information is true, correct, and complete.
(ii) Electronic submittal. The transferee's designated representative must log into the system and create a transfer request as indicated on the computer screen. By using the transferee's NMFS ID, password, and Transfer Key and submitting the transfer request, the designated representative certifies that all information is true, correct, and complete.
(o) Catcher vessel cooperative pollock catch report—
(1) Applicability. The designated representative of each AFA inshore processor catcher vessel cooperative must submit to the Regional Administrator a catcher vessel cooperative pollock catch report detailing each delivery of pollock harvested under the allocation made to that cooperative. The owners of the member catcher vessels in the cooperative are jointly responsible for compliance and must ensure that the designated representative complies with the applicable recordkeeping and reporting requirements of this section.
(2) Time limits and submittal.
(i) The cooperative pollock catch report must be submitted by one of the following methods:
(A) An electronic data file in a format approved by NMFS; or
(B) By FAX.
(ii) The cooperative pollock catch report must be received by the Regional Administrator by 1200 hours, A.l.t. 1 week after the date of completion of delivery.
(3) Information required. The cooperative pollock catch report must contain the following information:
(i) Cooperative account number;
(ii) Catcher vessel ADF&G number;
(iii) Inshore processor Federal processor permit number;
(iv) Delivery date;
(v) Amount of pollock (in lb) delivered plus weight of at-sea pollock discards;
(vi) ADF&G fish ticket number.
(p) Commercial Operator's Annual Report (COAR)—
(1) Requirement. The owner of a mothership or catcher/processor must annually complete and submit to ADF&G the appropriate Forms A through M and COAR certification page for each year in which the mothership or catcher/processor was issued a Federal Fisheries permit. The owner of a mothership must include all fish received and processed during the year, including fish received from an associated buying station. The ADF&G COAR is further described under Alaska Administrative Code (5 AAC 39.130) (see § 679.3 (b)(2)).
(2) Time limit and submittal of COAR. The owner of a mothership or catcher/processor must submit to ADF&G the appropriate Forms A through M and COAR certification page by April 1 of the year following the year for which the report is required to the following address:
ADF&G Division of Commercial Fisheries, Attn: COAR, P.O. Box 25526, Juneau, AK 99802-5526
(3) Information required, certification page. The owner of a mothership or catcher/processor must:
(i) Enter the company name and address, including street, city, state, and zip code; also seasonal mailing address, if applicable.
(ii) Enter the vessel name and ADF&G processor code.
(iii) Check YES or NO to indicate whether fishing activity was conducted during the appropriate year.
(iv) If response to paragraph (p)(3)(iii) of this section is YES, complete the applicable forms of the COAR (see table 18 to this part) and complete and sign the certification page.
(v) If response to paragraph (p)(3)(iii) of this section is NO, complete and sign only the certification page.
(vi) Sign and enter printed or typed name, e-mail address, title, telephone number, and FAX number of owner.
(vii) Enter printed or typed name, e-mail address, and telephone number of alternate contact.
(4) Buying information (exvessel), Forms A (1-3), C (1-2), E, G, I (1-2), and K—
(i) Requirement. The owner of a mothership (if the first purchaser of raw fish) must complete and submit the appropriate COAR buying forms (A (1-3), C (1-2), E, G, I (1-2), and K) for each species purchased from fishermen during the applicable year.
(ii) Buying information required. The owner of the mothership must record the following information on the appropriate COAR buying forms:
(A) Species name and code (see table 2 to this part).
(B) Area purchased (see table 16 to this part).
(C) Gear code (see table 15 to this part).
(D) Delivery code (form G only) (see table 1 to this part).
(E) Total weight (to the nearest lb) purchased from fishermen.
(F) Total amount paid to fishermen, including all post- season adjustments and/or bonuses and any credit received by fishermen for gas expenses, ice, delivery premiums, and other miscellaneous expenses.
(G) Price per pound. If additional adjustments may be made after this report has been filed, the owner must check the “$ not final” box, and submit Form M when these adjustments are paid. Do not include fish purchased from another processor.
(5) Production forms, Forms B (1-6), D, F, H, J (1-2), and K). For purposes of this paragraph, the total wholesale value is the amount that the processor receives for the finished product (free on board pricing mothership or catcher/processor). For products finished but not yet sold (still held in inventory), calculate the estimated value using the average price received to date for that product.
(i) Requirement—
(A) Mothership. The owner of a mothership must record and submit the appropriate COAR production forms (B(1-6), D, F, H, J(1-2), and K) for all production that occurred for each species during the applicable year:
(1) That were purchased from fishermen on the grounds and/or dockside, including both processed and unprocessed seafood.
(2) That were then either processed on the mothership or exported out of the State of Alaska.
(B) Catcher/processor. The owner of a catcher/processor must record and submit the appropriate COAR production forms (B(1-6), D, F, H, J (1-2), and K) for each species harvested during the applicable year that were then either processed on the vessel or exported out of the State of Alaska.
(ii) Information required, non-canned production—
(A) Enter area of processing (see table 16 to this part). List production of Canadian-harvested fish separately.
(B) Processed product. Processed product must be described by entering three codes:
(1) Process prefix code (see table 17 to this part)
(2) Process suffix code (see table 17 to this part)
(3) Product code (see table 1 to this part)
(C) Total net weight. Enter total weight (in pounds) of the finished product.
(D) Total value($). Enter the total wholesale value of the finished product.
(E) Enter price per pound of the finished product.
(iii) Information required, canned production. Complete an entry for each can size produced:
(A) Enter area of processing (see table 16 to this part).
(B) Process 51 or 52. Enter conventional canned code (51) or smoked, conventional canned code (52).
(C) Total value($). Enter the total wholesale value of the finished product.
(D) Enter can size in ounces, to the hundredth of an ounce.
(E) Enter number of cans per case.
(F) Enter number of cases.
(6) Custom production forms, Form L (1-2)—
(i) Requirement. The owner of a mothership or catcher/processor must record and submit COAR production form L (1-2) for each species in which custom production was done by the mothership or catcher/processor for another processor and for each species in which custom production was done for the mothership or catcher/processor by another processor.
(ii) Custom-production by mothership or catcher/processor for another processor. If the mothership or catcher/processor custom-processed fish or shellfish for another processor during the applicable year, the owner of the mothership or catcher/processor must list the processor name and ADF&G processor code (if known) to describe that processor, but must not include any of that production in production form L (1-2).
(iii) Custom-production by another processor for mothership or catcher/processor. If a processor custom-processed fish or shellfish for the mothership or catcher/processor during the applicable year, the owner of the mothership or catcher/processor must use a separate page to list each processor and must include the following information.
(A) Custom fresh/frozen miscellaneous production. The owner of a mothership or catcher/processor must list the following information to describe production intended for wholesale/retail market and that are not frozen for canning later:
(1) Species name and code (see table 2 to this part).
(2) Area of processing (see table 16 to this part).
(3) Processed product. Processed product must be entered using three codes:
(i) Process prefix code (see table 17 to this part).
(ii) Process suffix code (see table 17 to this part).
(iii) Product code (see table 1 to this part).
(4) Total net weight. Enter total weight in pounds of the finished product.
(5) Total wholesale value($). Enter the total wholesale value of the finished product.
(B) Custom canned production. The owner of a mothership or catcher/processor must list the following information to describe each can size produced in custom canned production:
(1) Species name and code (see table 2 to this part).
(2) Area of processing (see table 16 to this part).
(3) Process 51 or 52. Enter conventional canned code (51) or smoked, conventional canned code (52).
(4) Total wholesale value ($). Enter the total wholesale value of the finished product.
(5) Can size in ounces, to the hundredth of an ounce.
(6) Number of cans per case.
(7) Number of cases.
(7) Fish buying retro payments/post-season adjustments, Form M—
(i) Requirement. The owner of a mothership must record and submit COAR production Form M to describe additional adjustments and/or bonuses awarded to a fisherman, including credit received by fishermen for gas expenses, ice, delivery premiums, and other miscellaneous expenses.
(ii) Information required—
(A) Enter species name and code (see table 2 to this part).
(B) Enter area purchased (see table 16 to this part)
(C) Enter gear code (see table 16 to this part).
(D) Enter total pounds purchased from fisherman.
(E) Enter total amount paid to fishermen (base adjustment).
(q) AI directed pollock fishery catch reports—
(1) Applicability. The Aleut Corporation shall provide NMFS the identity of its designated contact for the Aleut Corporation. The Aleut Corporation shall submit to the Regional Administrator a pollock catch report containing information required by paragraph (q)(3) of this section.
(2) Time limits and submittal.
(i) The Aleut Corporation must submit its AI directed pollock fishery catch reports by one of the following methods:
(A) An electronic data file in a format approved by NMFS; or
(B) By fax.
(ii) The AI directed pollock fishery catch reports must be received by the Regional Administrator by 1200 hours, A.l.t. on Tuesday following the end of the applicable weekly reporting period, as defined at § 679.2.
(3) Information required. The AI directed pollock fishery catch report must contain the following information:
(i) Catcher vessel ADF&G number;
(ii) Federal fisheries or Federal processor permit number;
(iii) Delivery date;
(iv) Pollock harvested:
(A) For shoreside and stationary floating processors and motherships, the amount of pollock (in lb for shoreside and stationary floating processors and in mt for motherships) delivered, including the weight of at-sea pollock discards; and
(B) For catcher/processors, the amount of pollock (in mt) harvested and processed, including the weight of at-sea pollock discards; and
(v) ADF&G fish ticket number.
(r) Rockfish Program—
(1) General. The owners and operators of catcher vessels, catcher/processors, and shoreside processors authorized as participants in the Rockfish Program must comply with the applicable recordkeeping and reporting requirements of this section and must assign all catch to a rockfish cooperative or rockfish sideboard fishery, as applicable at the time of catch or receipt of groundfish. All owners of catcher vessels, catcher/processors, and shoreside processors authorized as participants in the Rockfish Program must ensure that their designated representatives or employees comply with all applicable recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
(2) Logbook—
(i) DFL. Operators of catcher vessels equal to or greater than 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA participating in a Rockfish Program fishery and using trawl gear must maintain a daily fishing logbook for trawl gear as described in paragraphs (a) and (c) of this section.
(ii) ELB. Operators of catcher/processors permitted in the Rockfish Program must use a combination of NMFS-approved catcher/processor trawl gear ELB and eLandings to record and report groundfish and PSC information as described in paragraph (f) of this section to record Rockfish Program landings and production.
(3) eLandings. Managers of shoreside processors that receive rockfish primary species or rockfish secondary species in the Rockfish Program must use eLandings or NMFS-approved software as described in paragraphs (e) and (f) of this section, instead of a logbook and WPR, to record Rockfish Program landings and production.
(4) Production reports. Operators of catcher/processors that are authorized as processors in the Rockfish Program must submit a production report as described in paragraphs (e)(9) and (10) of this section.
(5) Product transfer report (PTR), processors. Operators of catcher/processors and managers of shoreside processors that are authorized as processors in the Rockfish Program must submit a PTR as described in paragraph (g) of this section.
(6) Annual rockfish cooperative report—
(i) Applicability. A rockfish cooperative permitted in the Rockfish Program (see § 679.4(n)(1)) annually must submit to the Regional Administrator an annual rockfish cooperative report detailing the use of the cooperative's CQ:
(ii) Time limits and submittal.
(A) The annual rockfish cooperative report must be submitted to the Regional Administrator by an electronic data file in a NMFS-approved format by fax: 907-586-7557; or by mail to the Regional Administrator, NMFS Alaska Region, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; and
(B) The annual rockfish cooperative report must be received by the Regional Administrator by December 15th of each year.
(iii) Information required. The annual rockfish cooperative report must include at a minimum:
(A) The cooperative's CQ, sideboard limit (if applicable), and any rockfish sideboard fishery harvests made by the rockfish cooperative vessels on a vessel-by-vessel basis;
(B) The cooperative's actual retained and discarded catch of CQ, and sideboard limit (if applicable) by statistical area and vessel-by-vessel basis;
(C) A description of the method used by the cooperative to monitor fisheries in which cooperative vessels participated; and
(D) A description of any actions taken by the cooperative in response to any members that exceeded their catch as allowed under the rockfish cooperative agreement.
(7) Vessel monitoring system (VMS) requirements (see § 679.28(f)).
(8) Rockfish cooperative vessel check-in and check-out report—
(i) Applicability—
(A) Vessel check-in. The designated representative of a rockfish cooperative must designate any vessel that is authorized to fish under the rockfish cooperative's CQ permit before that vessel may fish under that CQ permit through a check-in procedure. The designated representative for a rockfish cooperative must submit to NMFS, in accordance with (8)(ii), a check-in designation for a vessel:
(1) At least 48 hours prior to the time the catcher vessel begins a fishing trip to fish under a CQ permit; or
(2) At least 1 hour prior to the time the catcher/processor begins a fishing trip to fish under a CQ permit; and
(3) A check-in designation is effective at the beginning of the first fishing trip after the designation has been submitted.
(B) Vessel check-out. The designated representative of a rockfish cooperative must designate any vessel that is no longer fishing under a CQ permit for that rockfish cooperative through a check-out procedure. A check-out report must be submitted to NMFS, in accordance with (8)(ii), within 6 hours after the effective date and time the rockfish cooperative ends the vessel's authority to fish under the CQ permit.
(1) If the vessel is fishing under a CQ permit for a catcher vessel cooperative, a check-out designation is effective at the end of a complete offload;
(2) If the vessel is fishing under a CQ permit for a catcher/processor cooperative, a check-out designation is effective upon submission to NMFS.
(ii) Submittal. The designated representative of the rockfish cooperative must submit a vessel check-in or check-out report electronically. The rockfish cooperative's designated representative must log into the online system and create a vessel check-in or vessel check-out request as indicated on the computer screen. By using the NMFS ID password and submitting the transfer request, the designated representative certifies that all information is true, correct, and complete.
(iii) Information required. The vessel check-in or check-out report must contain the following information:
(A) CQ permit number;
(B) ADF&G vessel registration number(s) of vessel(s) designated to fish under the CQ permit;
(C) USCG designation number(s) of vessel(s) designated to fish under the CQ permit; and
(D) Date and time when check-in or check-out begins.
(9) Rockfish CQ cost recovery fee submission (See § 679.85).
(10) Rockfish Ex-vessel Volume and Value Report—
(i) Applicability. A rockfish processor that receives and purchases landings of rockfish CQ groundfish must submit annually to NMFS a complete Rockfish Ex-vessel Volume and Value Report, as described in this paragraph (r)(10), for each reporting period for which the rockfish processor receives rockfish CQ groundfish.
(ii) Reporting period. The reporting period of the Rockfish Ex-vessel Volume and Value Report shall extend from May 1 through November 15 of each year.
(iii) Due date. A complete Rockfish Ex-vessel Volume and Value Report must be received by the Regional Administrator not later than December 1 of the year in which the rockfish processor received the rockfish CQ groundfish.
(iv) Information required.
(A) The rockfish processor must log in using the rockfish processor's password and NMFS person ID to submit a Rockfish Ex-vessel Volume and Value Report. The NMFS software autofills the rockfish processor's name. The User must review the autofilled cells to ensure that they are accurate. A completed application must contain the information specified on the Rockfish Ex-vessel Volume and Value Report with all applicable fields accurately filled-in.
(B) Certification. By using the rockfish processor NMFS ID and password and submitting the report, the rockfish processor certifies that all information is true, correct, and complete to the best of his or her knowledge and belief.
(v) Submittal. The rockfish processor must complete and submit online by electronic submission to NMFS the Rockfish Ex-vessel Volume and Value Report available at https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov.
(s) Amendment 80 Program—
(1) General. The owners and operators of Amendment 80 vessels must comply with the applicable recordkeeping and reporting requirements of this section. All owners of Amendment 80 vessels must ensure that their designated representatives or employees comply with all applicable recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
(2) Logbook-DCPL. Operators of Amendment 80 vessels must use a daily cumulative production logbook for trawl gear as described in paragraph (a) of this section to record Amendment 80 Program landings and production.
(3) Check-in/check-out report, processors. Operators or managers of an Amendment 80 vessel must submit check-in/check-out reports as described in paragraph (h) of this section.
(4) Production report. Operators of Amendment 80 vessels that use a DCPL must submit a production report as described in paragraph (e)(10) of this section.
(5) Product transfer report (PTR), processors. Operators of Amendment 80 vessels must submit a PTR as described in paragraph (g) of this section.
(6) Annual Amendment 80 cooperative report—
(i) Applicability. An Amendment 80 cooperative issued a CQ permit must submit annually to the Regional Administrator an Amendment 80 cooperative report detailing the use of the cooperative's CQ.
(ii) Time limits and submittal.
(A) The annual Amendment 80 cooperative report must be submitted to the Regional Administrator by an electronic data file in a NMFS-approved format; by fax: 907-586-7557; or by mail sent to the Regional Administrator, NMFS Alaska Region, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668; and
(B) The annual Amendment 80 cooperative report for fishing activities under a CQ permit issued for the prior calendar year must be received by the Regional Administrator not later than 1700 hours A.l.t. on March 1 of each year.
(iii) Information required. The annual Amendment 80 cooperative report must include at a minimum:
(A) The cooperative's actual retained and discarded catch of CQ and GOA sideboard limited fisheries (if applicable) by statistical area and on a vessel-by-vessel basis;
(B) A description of the method used by the cooperative to monitor fisheries in which cooperative vessels participated; and
(C) A description of any actions taken by the cooperative against specific members in response to a member that exceeded the amount of CQ that the member was assigned to catch for the Amendment 80 cooperative.
(7) Vessel monitoring system (VMS) requirements (see § 679.28(f)).
[61 FR 31230, June 19, 1996]
Editorial Note:
For Federal Register citations affecting § 679.5, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.fdsys.gov.
Effective Date Note:
At 77 FR 59059, Sept. 26, 2012, § 679.5 was amended by revising paragraph (f)(1)(ii) and adding paragraph (f)(1)(viii), effective Oct. 26, 2012. For the convenience of the user, the added and revised text is set forth as follows:
§ 679.5 Recordkeeping and reporting (R&R).
(f) * * *
(1) * * *
(ii) Catcher/processor longline and pot gear ELB. Except for catcher/processors subject to § 679.100(b), the operator of a catcher/processor using longline or pot gear may use a combination of a NMFS-approved catcher/processor longline and pot gear ELB and eLandings to record and report groundfish information. The operator may use a NMFS-approved catcher/processor longline and pot gear ELB to record daily processor identification information and catch-by-set information. In eLandings, the operator must record daily processor identification, groundfish production data, and groundfish and prohibited species discard or disposition data.
(viii) Longline catcher/processor subsector. The operator of a catcher/processor subject to § 679.100(b) must use a NMFS-approved catcher/processor longline and pot gear ELB to record processor identification information, catch-by-set information, and, if required to weigh Pacific cod on a NMFS-approved scale, the total Pacific cod weight from the scale for each set. This requirement applies for the entire year that the vessel is subject to § 679.100(b) and operating as a catcher/processor using either longline or pot gear.

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