NMFS seeks additional boats for EFP (Note deadline)

A deckhand checks the trawl net aboard the FV ChellissaPhoto credit: Susan Chambers

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) seeks additional federally licensed limited entry groundfish bottom trawl and midwater trawl vessels to participate the ongoing 2018 Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Testing the Removal of Certain Gear, Time, and Area Restrictions for Limited Entry Groundfish Bottom Trawl and Midwater Trawl Vessel

Here is additional information on the EFP, including eligibility requirements.

If you are already a participant in this EFP you do not need to re-enroll.

To register your interest in participating in this EFP, please contact the NMFS Permits Branch at (206) 526-4140 by April 1, 2018.