Beginning in 2014, commercial and for-hire captains in Rhode Island are now able to enter their trip reports using a mobile version of eTrips, known as eTrips Mobile (eTrips/M). This application was developed and integrated into SAFIS by ACCSP, at the request of RI DFW and the Rhode Island Party and Charter Boat Association.
eTrips/M captures catch and effort data from the captains. Trip reports, or logbooks in some fisheries, provide catch and effort data to the state or federal agencies and are used in fisheries management and assessments. Trips can be categorized as commercial or for-hire.
This application is available on tablets only to enter your trip data. There is no need for an internet connection at sea.
The eTrips/M application will increase data accuracy and make data available immediately to fisheries managers improving their ability to respond to changes in the fishery in a more timely way.
The ACCSP is a cooperative state-federal program that designs, implements, and conducts marine fisheries statistics data collection programs and integrates those data into a single data management system that will meet the needs of fishery managers, scientists, and fishermen