Approved Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Units for Reporting in the Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Program

Contact Information:
Southeast Electronic For-Hire Reporting Program
1-833-707-1632
ser.electronicreporting@noaa.gov

The position reporting requirement is essential for validating the information collected through the Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Program. Position reporting units will allow managers and scientists to determine when trips are occurring and when to expect electronic fishing reports following a trip's completion.  There are two categories of position reporting units. Satellite based units, commonly referred to as vessel monitoring systems (VMS), and cellular based units.  When the position reporting device requirements become effective, we will provide additional information.

 

The following is a list of satellite based units that are currently approved for use in both the commercial and for-hire fisheries.  We are currently testing the cellular based units for the For-Hire fishery and will update this table as they are approved.

 

Approved Vessel Monitoring System Units for the Gulf of Mexico For-Hire Fisheries

VMS Vendor

Unit Name

Approved For-Hire Forms?

Data Transmission

Also Approved for Use in the Commercial Gulf Reef Fish Fishery?

Support

AddValue

IFleetONE

NO

Satellite

YES

(954) 736-8829

Email: argelio.marin@addvalue.com.sg

Sales/General Enquiries

Tech Support

Website

Woodshole Group/CLS

Triton

YES

Satellite

YES

M-F 9:00-5:30pm 

(240) 492-1944

Email: support@woodsholegroup.com

Website

Woodshole Group/CLS

Leo

(no longer available for purchase)

YES

Satellite

YES

M-F 9:00-5:30pm 

(240) 492-1944

Email: support@woodsholegroup.com

Website

Woodshole Group/CLS

Thorium TST A2.0

(no longer approved for installs)

YES

Satellite

YES

M-F 9:00-5:30pm 

(240) 492-1944

Email: support@woodsholegroup.com

Website

Faria Beede

WatchDog 750

Working on Approval

Satellite*

YES

(800) 473-2742

(877) 888-5569. VMS Technical support

Sales: Sales@FariaBeede.com

Orders: Orders@FariaBeede.com

Technical Support: techsupport@FariaBeede.com

Website

McMurdo/

Orolia

OmniTracs FMCT/G

NO

Satellite

YES

Orolia Fleet Management, LLC

4296 Forbes Blvd

Lanham, MD 20706, USA

Phone: (877) 468-8722

Fax: (858) 458-8116

24h Support: (800) 262-8722

Website

Nautic Alert

Insight X2 VMS

NO

Satellite

YES

Market Spectrum, Inc.

7422 Carmel Executive Park, Suite 200,

Charlotte, NC 28226

Business Hours: M-F

9:00AM to 5:00PM, CST

1 (800)-385-1674

support@nauticalert.com

Website

Skymate

m1600

Working on Approval

Satellite

YES

Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm EST.

Tech Support: 24/7

Phone: (703) 961-5800

Toll Free: 1-866-skymate

Fax: (703) 814-8585

Sales: sales@skymate.com

Billing: billing@skymate.com

Technical Support: support@skymate.com

General: info@skymate.com

Website

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on November 20, 2020