Begin using your Menhaden Bycatch Landing Permit as of Saturday, June 29.
Commercial fishermen with an active menhaden bycatch permit have two ways to report their daily catch. Note: You do NOT need to report when you don't catch menhaden on a given day.
- Complete this form or see Option 2 (below).
You will be texting a group of codes to 313131. Follow the below instructions in order to properly report. Review the examples, they should help explain the meaning of the information you'll be sending.
Text to phone number: 313131
The items below must be included in each text.
COMFISH (Commercial Fisheries)
What is your permit number?
L123 (your permit number)
Were there 2 permits fishing on the vessel?
SL123 (An optional second permit number)
How many total nets did you fish?
T3 (Total number of pound nets)
How long did the nets soak?
N4 N4 N5 (Soak time, in days, for each net)
What did you harvest?
Q3000(P or B) (The amount of pounds or bushels you harvested)
Example 1: Your permit number is 202, the 2nd permit number is 107, you fished 1 pound net, the net soaked for 5 days, and you caught 15 bushels of Menhaden.
This is what your text would look like: COMFISH L202 SL107 T1 N5 Q15B
Example 2: Your permit number is 189, you fished 3 pound nets, the nets soaked for 5, 5 and 3 days, and you caught 200 pounds of Menhaden.
This is what your text would look like: COMFISH L189 T3 N5 N5 N3 Q200P
NOTE: Texts are not case sensitive. COMFISH must be the first word in the text.
QUESTIONS? Contact Connie Lewis at email@example.com or by phone at (410) 260-8296.