You may submit data through SAFIS using a data entry form, similar to a logbook, or through a file upload from existing software. Ask your state or NOAA Fisheries contact which is best for you. To get started on SAFIS you need:
A valid user name and password from NOAA Fisheries or your state.
A computer that can accommodate SAFIS. See requirements below.
Windows 98 or higher (2000, XP, etc.); Earlier versions may work for a time, but may not support future upgrades to SAFIS.
Dial-up or high-speed Internet access
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 or higher. You can check your version by checking your browser's "Help" menu and selecting "About".
A monitor that accommodates at least 1024 by 768 pixels. Check your Control Panel's "Display" icon and select "Settings" to see the resolution levels on your monitor
At least 256 KB of available random access memory (RAM). Check your Control Panel's "Settings" or "System" icon to see the amount of RAM you have available.
If you wish to have access to eDR, you must download and install these free applications (Note: eTRIPS and SMS do not require additional software):
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