Vessel Monitoring Systems in Alaska - Federal Register Rules and Notices

Overview

Description
Vessel Monitoring Systems in Alaska
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
02/07/2020

Summary

Vessel Monitoring Systems are satellite surveillance systems primarily used to monitor the location and movement of commercial fishing vessels in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and treaty areas. The system uses satellite-based communications from on-board transceiver units, which certain vessels are required to carry. The transceiver units send position reports that include vessel identification, time, date, and location, and are mapped and displayed on the end user’s computer screen.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 02/10/2020

Vessel Monitoring Systems