Since its launch on May 1, 2020 the FACTS Charter Pilot program has continued to grow, providing real-time harvest information from almost 10,000 trips. To help assess the success of the program to date, a Mid-Pilot Feedback Survey was sent from the FACTS system (text/email) to Charter Pilot participants on Friday, September 18. This voluntary survey gives captains the opportunity to provide feedback about their experience using the system.
User feedback is an important part of evaluating the success of the program. All feedback, both positive and negative, is carefully reviewed by the E-Reporting Team. It is used to help improve the user experience and functionality of the FACTS system. Feedback provided by captains has already been used to add a new gear method (bottom fishing), and to help streamline sending their End Hails. Updates about the progress of the program and opportunities to provide feedback will continue to be provided over the remainder of the pilot.
Missing harvest reports? Get a harvest report checkup and submit any missing reports prior to joining the program. You can print blank copies of all the required harvest reports online. Please contact the commercial harvest reporting group at FisheriesHarvestReport.email@example.com or 410-260-8301 for assistance.
Have a TFL or other finfish license? If you are interested in joining the FACTS
program for your Blue Crab and/or Finfish reporting, contact us today to get
started. You’ll be able to report all your harvest activity online and use the
program’s special flexibilities. There are several options for learning how to
report electronically and we can help you find the way that works best for you.
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