All non-federal members of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee, Advisory Panels, technical teams, work groups, ad hoc committees, staff, special consultants, and other individuals with specific invitation to travel are eligible to receive reimbursement for permissible travel expenses when away from home or their work location. All travel must be authorized and approved in advance by a Travel Authorization (TA) before any travel reimbursements are issued. 

Travel Guidelines and Per Diem Rates

Travel Expense Claim Forms

Updated July 17, 2019

In general, Council staff will provide authorized travelers with a travel expense claim form via email prior to each meeting with the TA number and per diem rates already filled in. If you did not receive a travel expense claim form, you can download one using the links below. You may need to contact Council staff to get the correct per diem rates and a TA number (see the “Contact” section below). To ensure that you are using the most up-to-date version, we recommend downloading the form from this page each time you need to complete an expense claim.

 Instructions and Troubleshooting

  • For best results, we recommend downloading the form to your computer and filling it out in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Reader is free to download at the Adobe website.

  • Downloading: To ensure that all functionality of the form is retained, and to reduce the risk of losing your information, please save the form as a PDF to your computer (right click the link and select "Save As" or "Save Link As") and open it in Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Opening the form in your browser before saving the file may impact the functionality of the form.

  • Browsers: If it is necessary to fill out the form in a browser, we recommend using Internet Explorer or Firefox. You may have trouble viewing the form or saving your information in other browsers, including Chrome and Safari.

  • Mac Users: Mac users should not use the "Preview" PDF reader to complete the form. "Preview" is typically the default PDF program on most Mac computers but it does not have the functionality to complete fillable PDF documents. We recommend that Mac users download and use Adobe Reader for completing the travel expense claim form.


Request a travel expense claim form - Jan Saunders -, (302) 526-5251.

Travel policies and reimbursement questions -  Kathy Collins -, (302) 526-5253

Technical issues with the travel expense claim form - Mary Sabo - (302) 518-1143