Red Snapper - An Official Web site of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
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Reporting of Red Snapper?
Recreationally caught red snapper landed in Alabama are required to be reported by one representative from the vessel with red snapper. The landing report must be submitted prior to the fish being offloaded from the vessel or, if the vessel is trailered, prior to the vessel being removed from the water.
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Reporting of Reef Fish?
Landings of reef fish, other than red snapper, can be voluntarily reported by representatives of charter vessel fishing trips. Landed reef fish can be reported under the Reef Fish tab. Reporting of reef fish is not available for private recreational fishing trips at this time. The data requested for reef fish is the same data required for red snapper reporting. Depending upon the season, one or both species of listed reef fish may be reported but only one confirmation code will be returned once the report is successfully submitted to DCNR.
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What is the format for a Vessel Identificaton?
Either state registered or Coast Guard documentation number.
State Registered format: SS-9999-XX.
SS: two letter state abbreviation code.
9999: four digits
XX: two letters
Coast Guard documentation number either 6 or 7 digits.
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How can I see the reports I have submitted for my vessel?
The landing report contains all vessel reports submitted during the current calendar year for vessel(s) associated with your account.  You first need to establish an account by contacting the Alabama Marine Resources Division, 251-968-9705.  If you operate a charter vessel, you will need to provide your name as it appears on the vessel registration, your vessel identification number (USCG documentation number or state registration number). seafood vessel ID, and your captain identification number (Merchant Mariner Credential Reference Number).  For owners of private vessels, you will need to provide your vessel registration number and the Conservation ID number found on your fishing license.
Once an account is established, captains of charter vessels can search for landings records associated with their vessel by entering the charter vessel identification number and their captain identification number.
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The landing report displays "Conservation ID not associated with any Vessel Registrations.", how do I get my private fishing vessel associated to my Conservation ID?
Contact the Alabama Marine Resources Division, 251-968-9705. You will need to provide your vessel identification number (USCG documentation number or state registration number)  and the Conservation ID number found on your fishing license.
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The landing report displays "Maximum Attempts Reached" and I put in the correct information.  How do I get this fixed?
Your account may not exist or does not match the information from your DCNR License purchase, contact the Alabama Marine Resources Division at 251-968-9705 to verify your name as it appears on the vessel registration, your vessel identification number (USCG documentation number or state registration number). seafood vessel ID, and your captain identification number (Merchant Mariner Credential Reference Number).
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