The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) is the principal source of dependable and timely marine fishery statistics for Atlantic coast fisheries


eTrips Online

eTrips is a web-based application that compiles catch and effort data from fishermen.  This application allows fishermen to create trip reports after entering in the required fields in the trip, effort. and catch categories. Trips may be categorized as commercial, party/charter, or recreational. Interactive reports can be made to illustrate progress and history of catch and effort.

User Instructions

1. Obtain a SAFIS User Name and Password.

a. If you have an existing SAFIS account and know your username and password, you can login to the application using this information. Make sure your appropriate permit, license, and/or operator number(s) are accessible.

 b. If you do not have a SAFIS account, have forgotten your SAFIS username and/or password, or are unsure, contact the helpdesk at 1-800-984-0810. You will need to have the following information handy:

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • Permit, license, and/or operator number

—this step will help us figure out whether you already have an account and, if not, whether it needs to be set up.

2. Review the user manual to learn how to use the application. 

3. Using your SAFIS username and password, log into the etrips online system here:

4. Set up your "favorites" for each permit you report against.

5. Using the user manual as a guide, fill out your electronic trip report. If you are a federal user, transcribe your paper VTR into the system and print a copy of the eVTR for your records. 

If you have any questions or technical issues, contact the eTrips/Mobile helpdesk at 1-800-984-0810 or email


Partner Implementation of eTrips