Catch Reporting App
The Catch Reporting mobile app makes it easier for Atlantic HMS fishermen to record their trips and report bluefin tuna, blue marlin, white marlin, roundscale spearfish, sailfish, and swordfish catches. Whether at sea, on the dock, or at home, fishermen can record their landings and releases and submit the stored information to NOAA Fisheries once an internet connection is available.
Who Can Use the App
Fishermen with any of the following permits can meet reporting requirements for bluefin tuna, swordfish, and billfishes using this app.
- Atlantic HMS Angling permit
- Atlantic HMS Charter/Headboat permit
- Atlantic Tunas General category permit
- Atlantic Tunas Harpoon category permit
- Swordfish General Commercial permit
We are committed to the privacy of our app users. We do not collect any personal information about you when you use the app unless you choose to provide that information to us.
We do collect and store the following information if you use the app to report your fish. This data is retained in accordance with all applicable retention schedules.
- Trip departure date and time
- Port of departure
- Trip end date and time
- Port of landing
- Trip type
- Number of fish released per trip landing data, such as species, measurement information, fishing information
We do not collect GPS information in the app.
The iTunes Store and Google Play Store also provide us with aggregated user data, such as the number of people who downloaded the app, device models, mobile carriers, and countries. This information cannot be used to identify you personally.
NOAA Fisheries does not disclose, share, sell, or transfer any information about users unless required for law enforcement or otherwise required by law.