ROFFS™ Fishy Times 105th Edition – Updated Videos/Interesting & Exciting Photos, Update on Electronic Reporting Requirements & NEW ROFFS™ Dealer Program


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Gaff Taken for a Ride!   One gaff with a fugazy handle, one big yellowfin, and one captain that knows how to get a fish in the box…Video Courtesy: Manhattan to Montauk | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Flying Marlin!  Had a great day off Port Stephens on board “The Pump”. Went 6-6 for the day and also had one come into the boat. Pretty much as close as it gets. Video Courtesy: Conor Cogan | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Dog Fishing!  Man’s best friend lands best catch! Video Courtesy: Lunkerville | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Pier Goliath!    Giant goliath grouper from a pier! Video Courtesy: Outdoors360 | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Whale Watching!  So we went for a little Whale Watch… And this happened! Video Courtesy: Ryan Napolitano | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Gator on Boat!  You are going to have to leave now! Video Courtesy: Thrill On Fishing | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Time Lapse Cruise Ship Construction!  Interesting construction of a cruise ship. Check out this video. Video Courtesy: Mega Conectado | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Moose!  Wow! Video Courtesy: | Green Line | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

UPDATED: INTERESTING & EXCITING PHOTOS The coolest shot in the world of a monster mako shark. Thanks Ed Walker Sportfishing for sharing. Photo credit: CJ Peppe – Image Courtesy: Orange Beach Fishing Charters | Facebook Please click here for more interesting & exciting photos on our website now!!! NEWS

Federal Fishery Managers Solicit Public Input on Proposed Electronic Reporting Requirements for Charter Boats and Other Fisheries Issues Press Release Courtesy: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council | Originally Published: January 7, 2016

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting public input through a series of public hearings on proposed measures that could affect federally permitted charter (“6-pack”) vessels along the Atlantic coast. For-hire vessels (charter and headboats) operating more than three miles offshore in federal waters must have specific federal permits to legally target dolphin and wahoo, Coastal Migratory Pelagics (mackerel and cobia), and snapper grouper species. The Council is considering alternatives that would require electronic reporting for charter vessels with those federal permits, ranging from weekly reporting to daily reporting, through development of the Atlantic Generic Charterboat/Headboat Reporting Amendment.

Improved data reporting could reduce the likelihood that annual catch limits are exceeded and accountability measures are triggered. Accountability measures may include in-season closures, shorter fishing seasons the following year, reduced bag limits, and other measures to reduce harvest. The harvest from charter vessels and headboats contributes to recreational landings that count towards the recreational annual catch limits and quotas. Charter vessel landings and discards are currently monitored with NOAA Fisheries’ Marine Recreational Information Program using a voluntary dockside intercept survey. Fishing effort is calculated based on a monthly phone sample (10%) of federally permitted charter vessels in the Council’s jurisdiction.

Weekly electronic reports have been required for headboats holding these permits since January 2013. The amendment would also slightly modify the weekly headboat reporting requirements to reduce reporting lag-time and align the due dates with commercial reporting. See details below for hearing schedules and how to submit comments.

Please click here to read more on the proposed electronic reporting requirements on our website now! NEW: ROFFS™ Dealer Program 2016 We have started the ROFFS™ Dealer Program. It is rather simple. A brick and mortar business, typically a tackle, bait, marine electronics, or boat sales organization, sells a ROFFS™ fishing forecasting analysis package and earn 15% commission. All you need to do is connect the potential client to us from your store and we will complete the sale and then send you a commission check. ROFFS™ has several different fishing forecasting package plans and we are providing additional incentives for potential clients to purchase plans from you, the dealer, rather than us. This means that clients will get special prices only if they buy the plan from you, the dealer. With our special dealer prices it will be obvious to the customer that they will benefit from buying from you and not directly from ROFFS™. As part of this arrangement we will ask you to post a ROFFS™ desktop size sign and have our brochures available with special notes inside indicating that you are a ROFFS™ dealer and are offering them special prices. Of course you will have to do some selling, i.e. explain how we put people on fish faster and how people catch more fish while saving searching time, as well as, how we provide an comprehensive and integrated fishing forecasting analysis. We will help you with this.  With the commission schedule it will be well worth your time and energy. Typical commissions range from $108 to $285 per sale. For more information call us at 321-723-5759 to see if you can become a qualified dealer in your area.

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