2018 Northeast Offshore Cup “Trip Instructions”

1) In the Offshore Cup Mobile App, login to the "Account Dashboard" and click “Manage Boat”.

2) Click "Create New Trip" and then “Start Trip and Upload Video”, showing Team Boat still in Port.

3) Video document ALL eligible catches, including Trip Number and according to instructions below.

4) Upon return, click "End Trip and Upload Video", showing Team Boat back in Port.

5) Within 12 hours of Trip End Video and End Time, submit all catch videos and “Complete Trip”.

Example Start Trip Video:

IMPORTANT! IT IS A TEAM"S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO SELF-VERIFY ALL VIDEOS HAVE BEEN PROPERLY POSTED TO “VIDEO FEED” PRIOR TO LEAVING PORT AND UPON RETURNING TO PORT!!


RETAINED FISH VIDEO:

Video must be one continuous uninterrupted video at sea or back at the dock.

(TIP: Wait until fish are dead before recording.  Fish MUST be intact and “in the round”, but MAY be bled and gutted.  DO NOT CUT OFF HEAD OR DISCONNECT THROAT LATCH.)

1) Trip Number.  ALL Videos must display the Trip Number at some point in the video.

2) Identify & Measure. Identify and measure each fish.

(TIP:  Get the whole fish and measuring tape in the video, so the curved fork length (CFL) measurement is clear and the tape is not moving.  Take your time!)

3) Tail Clipping. To properly document a retained fish, clearly record someone clipping a tip off of one side of the tail fin. The video should clearly show the tail fin intact prior to the clipping and then a cut fin after the clipping. This procedure is intended to ensure each fish is only recorded once.

Example Retained Fish Video:


RELEASED FISH VIDEO:

Video must be one continuous uninterrupted video at the time of catch.

1) Trip Number.  All videos must display the Trip Number at some point in the video.

2) Identify & Measure. Identify and measure each fish.  You DO NOT need to measure Marlin, but they should be CLEARLY identified on video.  (TIP: Video as many fins and details to help identify.)

3) Leader & Release.  Crew member touching leader or leader/swivel touching rod tip and then continue to show the FULL release, including the hook/line CLEARLY disconnected from the fish.  (TIP: Keep video taping for approx. 10 seconds after the release to CLEARLY detail the fish is not connected anymore.)

Example Released Fish Video:


IMPORTANT: To reduce video size and upload time, you may trim ONLY the beginning and end of videos that DO NOT contain any of the details above.