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Report your commercial harvest (trip-level reports)

All Massachusetts commercial fishermen are required to report their commercial harvest. Learn about trip-level reporting and get started on your report today.
Reports must be submitted every month, even when you don't fish.

Statistics Program

The Details

What you need

  • A Massachusetts commercial permit
  • A paper/excel form or a SAFIS eTRIPS account
    • If you don't have an account yet and would like to report electronically, please call the Statistics Project at (978) 282-0308 ext. 101.

How to report

Visit the eTRIPS Login page to begin reporting your trip-level information.


Download and print the Monthly Trip-Level Report. Then, mail it to:

Division of Marine Fisheries
30 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

You may also download and fill out the Monthly Trip-Level Report Form and email it to

Download the Monthly Trip-Level Report. Then, fax it to (800) 532-3474 or (617) 727-3337.

Next steps

Reporting Areas

More info

  • You must submit a report every month, even when you don't fish.
  • Only commercial catch should be reported.
  • If you need help reporting electronically, please call the office during support hours or send an email.
    • You can visit our SAFIS Help page that features video tutorials and other information.
  • Exemptions:
    • Beginning in 2017, you don't need to submit a trip-level report for bluefin tuna, though you must still report bluefin to the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) division. Please see our flyer for more information.
    • If you fish on a federal vessels, you do not need to file trip-level reports with DMF if you report to the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) via Fishing Vessel Trip Reports (FVTRs) instead. 
  • There are 2 ways to get a copy of your catch report. Be sure to say which year(s) and which type of catch report you want.
    • In person at our Gloucester Office with a valid photo ID
    • Send a signed, notarized letter to:

Statistics Project
MA Division of Marine Fisheries
30 Emerson Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930

Reporting Compliance

  • Remember that you must submit each month’s trip-level reports by the middle of the following month. For example, trip-level reports for June are due by July 15.
  • Harvester Compliance




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