E-Reporting Training Videos

A series of instructional videos is in production to provide an additional resource for self-training and to review the many different features the FACTSTM system offers for customizing your account. As additional authorization types are added to the program, new videos will be made available on this website.

1. E-Reporting with FACTSTM Training Video: Welcome to FACTSTM

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What’s E-Reporting? An introduction to how E-Reporting with FACTSTM works, this video covers the basics for electronic reporting and the special FACTSTM account features. Tips include: Searching your Trip History, reading Messages, reviewing Quota Transfers and Updates, and viewing Documents in your account.​


​2. NEW! E-Reporting with FACTSTM Training Video: Setting Charter Account Preferences

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See how to make the reporting process quicker and easier. This video shows you how to customize your FACTS account preferences for the way you harvest. Tips include:  Adding Operators to your Vessel(s), setting Vessel Preferences, Gear Types, Landing Locations, and Commonly Caught Species. 



3. NEW! E-Reporting with FACTSTM Training Video: Starting and Ending a Charter Trip in FACTS​

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Ready to take a charter trip with FACTS?  Learn how to send Start and End Hails for your trip activity by watching this E-Reporting with FACTS training video.  Tips include:  Entering your Estimated Landing Time & Location, Revising your Trip Hail, entering harvest information, and taking more than one trip a day.



4.  E-Reporting with FACTSTM Training Video:  Setting My Account Preferences

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Want to save time? This E-Reporting with FACTSTM video will show you how to customize your account preferences for the way you harvest Blue Crab and Finfish. Tips include:  Saving your Contact Information, Vessels, Landing Locations, Gear Types, and Commonly Caught Species.

 

5. E-Reporting with FACTSTM Training Video:  Starting and Ending a Blue Crab Trip

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Ready to go harvesting? Review how to send Start and End Hails for your Blue Crab harvest activity by watching this E-Reporting with FACTSTM training video. Tips include: Entering your Estimated Landing Time & Location, Revising your hail, accurate crew counts, entering harvest information, and catch disposition.


6. NEW! E-Reporting with FACTSTM Training Video:  Starting and Ending a Finfish Trip

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Ready to go finfishing? Review how to send Start and End Hails for your Finifsh harvest activity by watching this E-Reporting with FACTSTM training video. Tips include: Entering your Estimated Landing Time & Location, Revising your hail, using the Commonly Caught Species feature, and catch disposition.

​ 7. NEW!  E-Reporting with FACTSTM Training Video: Striped Bass Harvester User Guide   
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 8. NEW!  E-Reporting with FACTSTM Training Video:  Striped Bass Check Station User Guide
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Ready to check-in striped bass?  The first part of this E-Reporting with FACTSTM Training Video shows the steps to quickly check-in striped bass brought to a certified Maryland check station.  The second part of this video covers the complete account features available to check station operators.  Tips include:  Revising a Check-in, avoiding common errors, Viewing your Check-in History, and creating a Check-in Report Summary.
 
 

Be sure the check back for the latest releases in our E-Reporting with FACTSTM video series!
For more information about E-Reporting training videos, please contact Stephanie Richards, the E-Reporting Program Coordinator at FisheriesEReporting.DNR@maryland.gov or 410-260-8314.