The operator of any commercial fishing vessel and any recreational charter fishing vessel for highly migratory species in the management area must maintain onboard the vessel an accurate and complete record of catch, effort, and other data on report forms provided by the Regional Administrator or state agency. All information specified on the forms must be recorded on the form within 24 hours after the completion of each fishing day. The original logbook form for each day of the fishing trip must be submitted to either the Southwest Fisheries Science Center or the appropriate management state agency within 30 days of each landing or transshipment of the highly migratory species. Each form must be signed and dated by the fishing vessel operator.

Highly Migratory Species Fisheries Management Plan Final Rule 177kb

Washington/Oregon Charter Logbook for HMS Fisheries (Albacore Tuna) 46kb

Federal Drift Gillnet and Harpoon Logbooks coming soon.

For more information or questions on logbooks and permits, contact Shannon Penna at Shannon.Penna@noaa.gov or 562.980.4238

Available at:
National Marine Fisheries Service
West Coast Region
501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 980-4238

Available at:
California Department of Fish & Wildlife
4665 Lampson Ave., Suite C
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 342-7130

Western Pacific Pelagic Longline Fisheries Daily Longline Fishing Logbook

Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel Logbook

The data collection form for purse seine interactions with Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is available to download (as a pdf) through the IATTC website: https://www.iattc.org/Downloads/Forms/FAD-Form-3.1.3-ENG.pdf

Privacy Act Statement

Authority: The collection of this information is authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C 1801 et seq., the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act, the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950, the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFCIA; 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq), the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Fur Seal Act. The authority for the mandatory collection of the Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 31 U.S.C. 7701


Purpose: In order to manage U.S. fisheries, the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires the use of permits or registrations by participants in the United States. Information on NOAA Fisheries permit applicants and renewing holders includes vessel owner contact information, date of birth, TIN and vessel descriptive information. Permit holder information may be used as sampling frames for surveys, as part of Fishery Management Council (FMC) analysis to support FMC decisions.

Routine Uses: The Department will use this information to determine permit eligibility and to identify fishery participants. Disclosure of this information is permitted under the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. Section 552a), to be shared within NMFS offices, in order to coordinate monitoring and management of sustainability of fisheries and protected resources, as well as with the applicable State or Regional Marine Fisheries Commissions and International Organizations. Disclosure of this information is also subject to all of the published routine uses as identified in the Privacy Act System of Records Notice COMMERCE/NOAA-19, Permits and Registrations for the United States Federally Regulated Fisheries.

Disclosure: Furnishing this information is voluntary; however, failure to provide complete and accurate information will prevent the determination of eligibility for a permit.