Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) supports several efforts by state and federal agencies to collect logbooks from commercial fishermen.
Non-trawl Groundfish Logbook
NOAA Fisheries implemented a requirement for electronic logbooks from vessels targeting groundfish in federal waters using non-trawl gear, effective January 1, 2023. For more details about the regulation and who it applies to, please visit the NOAA Fisheries website to see the Final Rule or review the Compliance Guide. PSMFC has developed an electronic logbook application for use on federal non-trawl groundfish trips, and will also receive and store the logbook submissions.
Electronic Logbook App for Smart Phones
Electronic logbooks can be completed on smart phones, tablets, and computers. Access the logbook at https://fedelog.psmfc.org, and create an account using the “New to FishVue FLOAT? Sign Up” link at the bottom of the screen.
Download the app to your device so you can enter logbooks offline while at sea, or for easy access. In Safari, select the share button and choose “Add to Home Screen”. In Chrome, tap on the prompt to add to home screen, or click the 3-dot icon in the upper right corner, then select “Install app”.
The app will ask for permission to use your device’s location. Please grant access if you want to use the auto-fill button for adding your set locations.
See the instructions below for further details on downloading the app, creating an account, collecting data, and logbook submission.
Paper Logbook Submissions
For the first year of the program (2023), NOAA Fisheries will also accept paper logbooks in lieu of electronic submissions through the app. Paper logbooks are available from each state. Submit paper logbooks to:
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
205 S.E. Spokane Street, Suite 100
Portland, Oregon 97202-6487
Phone: (503) 595-3100
Alternatively, you can email an image or scan of your document to Non-TrawlLogs@psmfc.org. Please make sure the image is in focus and of high enough resolution to view on a computer screen.