Overview: 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.
Electronic Logbook App for Smart Phones
PSMFC has developed an electronic logbook application for use on federal non-trawl groundfish trips, and will also receive and store the logbook submissions. The app currently works on smart phones, but will be expanded to tablets and computers at a later date.
On your phone, access the app at https://fedelog.psmfc.org, then use Save to Home Screen options to download as an app. Use the same phone to sign up for an account and record logbook data. At this time, you will not see your data if you log in to a different device.
After you create an account and confirm your email, you can begin your logbooks. 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.