Creating a Salmon Landing Report in eLandings

Make Sure You Have an eLandings Operation Registered!

To create a salmon landing report in eLandings first make sure you have registered your operation in eLandings. If you need more information on registering a new operation, please see: How to Register a New Operation in eLandings.

Log Into eLandings

Go to the eLandings Login page: https://elandings.alaska.gov/elandings/Login . Enter your UserID and Password then hit the Login button. 

eLandings Reports Menu

Once you are logged into the eLandings website, the Reports Menu will come up. If you notice under the title bar with the Number 1 there are links to different eLandings features.


The Number 2 Section is where we will concentrate to create a new report.

Select an Operation

  • From this location you can create a new salmon troll landing report.
  • Individual users can be associated with one or more Operations
    • For example, a business manager might be associated with three Operations - Big Fish Inc, WAI Processing, and the stationary floating processor, The Happy Lady. Each of these operations is unique, and the user is an authorized for each operation. 
    • When the user logs into the eLandings system, he/she must designate the Operation that will be used to record landing information. 
      • While most users are associated with only one Operation, if your business buys and processes, and/or performs custom processing for another Operation, there will be more than one listed under your User Account. 
    • Once the Operation has been chosen, you can click on the Landing Report button to open the form.

Landing Report Page

The landing report is divided into several web pages that you will move through in sequential order:

  1. The vessel, Permit, and Location Information
  2. Itemized Catch 
  3. Grading & Pricing


Notice that the Landing Report Number is located at the top of the new report. Here the number is 18378492. The Landing Report Number is unique number generated by the eLandings System to identify the report. If you need to go and edit a report, the Landing Report number is what you will use to locate the report. 

Landing Report - Vessel, Permit, and Location Information

  • This is the first screen that is displayed when creating a new landing report. Note that some of the required information about your operation is auto-filled based on your processor user account.
    • The eLandings System auto-fills your Port of Landing, and ADF&G Processor Code.
    • You should note that a unique Landing Report number is generated each time you initiate a landing report. In the above picture it is Landing Report number 18366354. 

      When you established your User Account and Operation, you entered all of the federal and state permits associated with your operation.

Vessel Information

    • ADF&G Vessel Number: this is the five-digit number permanently assigned by the Commercial Fishery Entry Commission (CFEC).  
    • ADF&G Gear Code: this is the two-digit numeric code used to identify the gear used to harvest the catch. These gear codes can be viewed by clicking on the Gear Codes link.   For salmon troll, this will be either 15 for Power Troll or 05 for Hand Troll.
    • Date Fishing Began: when the gear was deployed in the water to begin fishing.
    • Date Fishing Ended: when the gear was taken out of the water.
    • Days Fished: when the gear was being fished. This number does not include traveling to and from the fishing grounds, or weather delays.
    • Date of Landing: when the landing was completed.
    • Entered From Paper FT: If you are entering a paper fish ticket into eLandings or a ticket from tLandings that was unable to upload into eLandings, please enter the paper fish ticket number (i.e., E18 123456) so that the two fish tickets can be associated together. For more information please see Entering Paper Fish Tickets into eLandings.
    • Port of Landing: location where the landing occurred. This value is auto-filled from your User Agreement registration. You can modify this value to indicate the correct location for this landing.  You can click on the Port Codes link under the Port of Landing area for a list of port codes.
    • Nearest Bay or Headland: Site description of where fishing actually occurred designated by the nearest bay or headland's name. Example designations are "Icy Point" or "Cape Cross". If you have a question please ask your local area ADF&G office.
    • Partial Delivery: check if, Yes, the vessel has made deliveries to other operations or processors from this fishing trip, in other words, deliveries elsewhere, or if the delivery to your operation is only a portion of the catch. 
      • If you created more than one landing report for delivery, you should also check the PartialDelivery box, to indicate Yes.
    • ADF&G Processor Code: the owner of the product that has just been purchased - the purchaser. This value is auto-filled from your User Agreement registration. This value is auto-filled from your User Agreement registration. Select the correct number if one than one RCR is associated with your User Agreement.
      • ADF&G Processor Code (Custom Processor): applicable only if the product is being received or processed by a third party - not the purchaser.
    • Chill Type: Refrigeration system used to keep fish cold in the vessel hold. It is generally used in conjunction with Temperature. This is a courtesy field provided to Processors at their request to help track the quality of the catch. This is not a required field.
    • Temperature (in F): The temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. This is a courtesy field provided to Processors at their request to help track the quality of the catch. This is not a required field.

Optional Fields

  • Scale Loss: Indicates the fish were losing scales, indicating they had been in the hold for a while. This is a courtesy field provided to Processors at their request to help track the quality of the catch. This is not a required field.
  • Fish Slide was Used:  The fish slide was used quality field. This is a courtesy field provided to Processors at their request to help track the quality of the catch. This is not a required field.
  • Fish are Floating: Fish are floating. This is a courtesy field provided to Processors at their request to help track the quality of the catch. This is not a required field.
  • Brailers Met Criteria: A quality field requested by industry to convey if brailers met the quality criteria set by the processors. If brailers are overloaded the fish at the bottom of the brailer get crushed, deteriorating their quality. This is a courtesy field provided to Processors at their request to help track the quality of the catch. This is not a required field.
  • Chill Water Temp:  A quality field requested by industry.  In some cases if the fish are caught and immediately delivered to the tender they don't cool down in the chill water, but they are very fresh. The chill water temp allows the processor to determine this. This is not a required field.
  • QA Prob ScoreResult of testing for bacteria level. This is a courtesy field provided to Processors at their request to help track the quality of the catch. This is not a required field.

tLandings Only Worksheet

If you are editing a ticket that has been created using tLandings or entering a paper fish ticket you will need to fill in or ensure the validity of the following fields:

  • Time of Landing: The time fish or shellfish are off-loaded or trans-shipped from the catcher vessel to the first purchaser. The time of landing is the day off-load is completed. For catcher-processors, the time landed is the time the product is caught and brought on board. For catcher-seller vessels, the land date/time is the time the product is initially brought into port. 
  • Tender ADF&G vessel number: The ADF&G vessel number assigned to an acting tender vessel. A tender is a vessel that is attendant to other vessels and is used to transport or ferry unprocessed fish or shellfish received from another vessel to a shoreside processor or mothership.  Tender vessels operate, in most circumstances, as an agent for a specific processor and take deliveries from harvesting vessels.
  • Tender Batch: Is the batch number assigned by the processor user when uploading a batch of tickets from tLandings/PTI to eLandings.
  • Tally Invoice: Tally sheet is provided in tLandings and provides a summary of all items recorded in a landing.


CFEC & IFQ Permit Worksheets

  • A CFEC permit is required for all vessel operators and they must be appropriate for their applicable fishery
  • Place the cursor in the CFEC Fishery field and swipe the troll permit card. If a magnetic stripe reader is not used, an imprint of the CFEC permit card is required after the fish ticket is printed.
  • To swipe a permit card, with the CFEC Fishery box active, swipe the permit card. Text will appear in the box that looks like %BS15B 00129Q^TOM TROLLER ^1801LBARRACUDA ?;00129180100003814326?

Once you hit the save button the permit information will populate into the landing report. 

Statistical Area Worksheet

Referred to as the Stat Area Worksheet, this is the area of the Vessel, Permit, and Location Information of the landing report to record the five-digit salmon ADF&G statistical area denoting the actual area of catch.

Report the five-digit salmon statistical area(s) and percentage for salmon harvest in the Stat Area Worksheet. Note that the percent must add up to 100 percent. You can add more stat area lines by clicking on the More Stat Areas button.


Once you've completed these sections, click on the Save button. The data that you submit to the repository database is validated for accuracy. The program will return a message indicating whether the save was successful or if corrective action must take place.

Incomplete Reports

Once you've saved you now have an incomplete, not submitted report. 

The eLandings System allows you to enter the 'header' information, also known as the Vessel, Permit, and Location Information section of the landing report.

  • The 'header' information can be saved as an unsubmitted report. 
  • After the vessel off-load is complete and the tally sheet completed, the itemized catch and price information can be recorded and saved. 
  • This activity creates an Initial Report that must be submitted.
  • You can
  • If you created this report in error, you can delete an initially submitted report: How to Delete an Unsubmitted Landing or Production Report in eLandings


Itemized Catch

Click on the Add/Edit Itemized Catch Button

This will bring you to the Salmon Itemized Catch Screen.

Report each salmon species in the itemized catch section by species, condition, number, lbs., and disposition. If the stat area of catch for a particular species differs from that detailed in the Stat Area Worksheet, report that individual stat area with that species in the itemized catch section.  All personal use harvest of salmon or steelhead must be reported on a fish ticket at the time of landing by condition, number of fish and disposition (95).

Remember: If you used the Stat Area Worksheet you do not need to complete the Stat Area for the salmon line items. Leave Stat Area blank and just  fill, Species, Condition, Number, Lbs., and Disposition

Grading and Pricing

Once you save, it will bring you back to the Salmon Report Display page. If you will not be adding grading and pricing you can Submit Initial Report by clicking on the Submit Initial Report button.

If you want to add grading and pricing click on the Add/Edit Grading and Pricing button. 

I want to add grading and pricing so I click on the Add/Edit Grading and Pricing button. This will bring me to the Salmon Grading and Pricing page where I will enter in my grading and pricing for each line item. Additional grade/size and price categories are available by selecting, More Lines.

Once you've added grading and pricing you can submit initial report, review and then Submit Final Report.


After you submit the initial report, you will be brought back to Landing Report page where you can now click on the blue fish ticket number link and open a printable PDF fish ticket, then submit the final report by clicking on the Submit Final Report button. 

Print the Paper Ticket!

Print paper ticket. Imprint the S15B or S05B CFEC card if a magnetic stripe reader was not used.

Sign the fish ticket. If the permit holder’s signature has been obtained on an Interim Salmon Ticket and it is attached to this fish ticket copy, an additional permit holder signature is not required. 

Related: Printing Labeled and Colored Copies of Fish Tickets