Update on Electronic Logbook Reimbursement

Attached is a copy of the “new” cELB reimbursement template. Please note that NMFS will reimburse permit holders up to $200 for installation costs associated with installing the logbook on their vessel. Reimbursements will be made even if the permit holders did the installation themselves as long as they submitted either a company invoice or they fill out the attached […]

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Electronic Logbook Reimbursement

Please see the NOAA reimbursement letter https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ReimbursementLetter.pdf  for the Gulf Shrimp Permit Holder for reimbursement for the cELB installation cost. Also attached is a generic invoice https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Reimbursement_template.pdf that can be used by selected permit holders to submit for the reimbursement. A subset of the 500 permit holders who established the data plan and properly deployed their units will receive the […]

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MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS ON ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK PROGRAM

In an April 8, 2014, letter to Mr. Douglas Boyd, Chairman of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, newly appointed NMFS Assistant Administrator for Fisheries Eileen Sobeck confirmed two major breakthroughs on the agency’s handling of the ELB program that are a direct consequence of the persistent efforts of the Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) to protect shrimp fishermen’s interests. […]

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ELB Cost Reimbursement

Every once in awhile, SSA is able to send out some good news to the industry and today is one of those days. Reading from the attached letter from Assistant Administrator of NOAA Fisheries, Eileen Sobeck to Douglass Boyd, Chairman of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, “to address the language in the FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations regarding this […]

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