How to Report a Charter Fishing Trip Using SAFIS – Maryland Department of Natural Resources

How to Report a Charter Fishing Trip Using SAFIS – Maryland Department of Natural Resources


Here we are at the ACCSP main website, accsp.org. You’re going to click on “Data Center”
and “SAFIS” and then “SAFIS Applications”. Go ahead and enter your login information
and select ”SAFIS Electronic Trip Reports”. This time instead of the “TFL-CRABS” we’re
going to go to “TFL-CHARTER” because we want to add a charter trip report. You’ll notice that I’ve already activated
favorites for this license. If you’re curious about how to set up favorites
there is a previous video that we created on how to do so. We’re going to select “Trip Reports”
and “Create NEW Trip Report” right here at the top. You’ll see that all of these fields are mostly
filled in. With the charter trip reports you can add
the “Start Date” and the “End Date” using this calendar icon again. We’ll say May 7th. It auto-populates both of those fields, because,
most likely, you were out for just one day. The “Number Of Crew” is at least one,
let’s say it was two that day and you had six anglers on the boat. Then here you have the “Waters Fished”
and the “Gear” again. We have “Hook And Line” that’s for rod
and reel fishing. The “Gear Quantity” is how many lines
did you have in the water. Let’s say 18. You were fishing for 4 hours. This next section here we have some default
species. These are both striped bass and one of them
says “Kept, disposition unknown” and the other is “Released alive”. Most Chartermen are keeping the number of
fish on record, but they’re not all keeping the poundage. At least you have to put in the number, so
let’s say that we kept five striped bass. We weighed them and it was a total of 60 pounds
worth of fish. If you don’t put anything in this “Reported
Quantity” it won’t let you save it, so at least put a zero there if you didn’t weigh
them. For “Released alive”, a lot of times you’ll
know that you released three alive but you don’t know what poundage is, so we’ll just
put 0. It’s not very much information. It’s pretty straightforward and you just want
to make sure that each one of these fields has something in it and that it’s correct. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select
the “Save and COMPLETE” button. It takes you to that “I certify that the
information is true…” page. You want to say “Yes” it is true. Then you can review what you entered here. If you’d like to edit it, you can click this
button or say “Finish” when you’re done. You can also print this page for your records. When you say “Finish” it takes you back
to that main trip report screen that we’re used to now. You can see the month of May and May 7th has
that charter trip listed there. You can edit it using this button and you
can add another trip using the “Create NEW Trip report button”.

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