Information for Interested Participants

 2018 Repose

After a successful pilot year, the project will be fully implemented starting in January 2018. Participating vessel owners in the Gulf will refrain from PLL fishing during the temporary, voluntary six-month repose period (January 1 - June 30, 2018). During the repose, participants will be encouraged to fish for yellowfin tuna and swordfish using alternative gear (greenstick, buoy gear and deep drop gear) provided as part of the project.

Eligible pelagic longline vessel owners and/or permit holders will receive a 2018 Repose Package via mail, including a Request for Quotation form. All of the resources in the package can also be found on the right side of this webpage in both English and Vietnamese. If you did not receive a package, but are interested in participating in the project, please contact Michael Lagua at NFWF (​). 

In order to participate in the project, interested vessel owners should return the completed Request for Quotation form to NFWF no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Offerors will be notified about whether they have been selected to participate in the 2018 repose in November 2017.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​