Application by National Marine Fisheries Service to implement the Commerical Electronic Reporting Amendment for some Gulf of Mexico fisheries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has filed notice of a proposed project which requires review by the MS Department of Marine Resources to ensure compliance with the state’s approved Coastal Program under the Coastal Zone Management Act.

The applicant is proposing to implement the Commercial Electronic Reporting Amendment for the Gulf of Mexico Region. The amendment would require commercially permitted vessels to submit electronic fishing forms approved by the NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center Research Director. Specifically, this amendment would affect the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery and Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. View the full application at the link(s) below.

Any person wishing to make comments or objections to the proposed activity must submit those comments in writing to Thomas Butera by mail at the Department of Marine Resources at 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi 39530, by email at, or by using the form below before 1:00 p.m. on the day July 22, 2024

Comment Submission Form

You should receive an acknowledgement of your comment from Thomas Butera by email. If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please contact