Logbook keeping

If your vessel is required to keep a logbook, you must either keep a logbook using a paper logbook or using an electronic logbook.

You must use the paper logbook if your vessel is 9.4 meters in length overall (l.o.a.) or above.
You can use electronic logbook if your vessel is 17 meters l.o.a. or more
Although you are not required to use either a paper or electronic logbook, you are welcome to use the reporting option voluntarily.

Electronic logbook

If you want to use an electronic logbook (e-logbook / ERS), you must contact GFLK.

Please note, however, that you must still use a paper logbook, as this is mandatory if your vessel is 9.4 meters long everywhere (l.o.a.) or more, even if you use an electronic logbook.

Paper logbook

If you are required to use a paper logbook, you must use a paper logbook that is approved by GFLK. The logbook must be completed on an ongoing basis during the fishing trip.

The logbook must be completed and signed before arrival to port or the place where the catch is sold. However, the date of sales note, place owhere the catch is sold and the quantity sold must only be stated as soon as the transaction has been completed.

2 copies of the logbook form (the white and yellow pages) incl. any canceled copies, must be sent to GFLK as soon as possible and no later than 48 hours after landing. The documents shall be sent to:

Box 501
3900 Nuuk

The red copy of the paper logbook for the current and previous years must always be on board. The blue copy can be sent to the shipping company.

There must be a copy of all logbooks for the current and previous years on board the vessel.

When you sell your catch, the buyer must stamp, sign and date your logbook. You keep a copy of the logbook and buyer sends the logbook to GFLK.

You can contact your buyer of fish for logbook forms. You can also contact GFLK, which sends logbooks. There are logbook forms for different fish species and different types of fisheries. Therefore, remember to state which species you are fishing for and which gear you use.

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