Vessel Monitoring Systems in Alaska - Federal Register Rules and Notices
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.