An authorization shall be granted by the Secretary
in accordance with this section for a vessel engaged in a commercial fishery
listed under paragraph (1)(A)(i) or (ii), upon receipt by the Secretary
of a completed registration form providing the name of the vessel owner
and operator, the name and description of the vessel, the fisheries in which it will be engaged, the approximate time, duration, and location of such fishery
operations, and the general type and nature of use of the fishing
gear and techniques used. Such information shall be in a readily usable format that can be efficiently entered into and utilized by an automated or computerized data processing system.
A decal or other physical evidence that the authorization is current and valid shall be issued by the Secretary
at the time an authorization is granted, and so long as the authorization remains current and valid, shall be reissued annually thereafter.