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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 With Forms for the Gulf of Mexico For-Hire Fisheries¹

 

VMS  Vendor Unit Name Data Transmission Also Approved for Use in the Commercial Gulf Reef Fish Fishery? Support
AddValue IFleetONE Satellite YES 954-736-8829
Other Contact Info
Website
Faria Beede  WatchDog 750 Satellite YES 860-848-9271
Other Contact Info
Website
Skymate m1600

 I1500
Satellite YES 703-961-5800
Other Contact Info
Website
Woods Hole Group/CLS Triton

Leo²

Thorium TST³
Satellite YES 240-492-1944
Other Contact info
Website

¹These approved VMS units satisfy the positioning requirement of the SEFHIER program, and have the capability to submit the required declaration and logbook forms.
²No longer available for purchase
³No longer approved for new installations

Approved Vessel Monitoring System Units Without Forms for the Gulf of Mexico For-Hire Fisheries⁴

 

VMS  Vendor Unit Name Data Transmission Also Approved for Use in the Commercial Gulf Reef Fish Fishery? Support
Nautic Alert Insight X2 VMS Satellite YES 800-385-1674
Other Contact Info
Website
Orolia/Mcmurdo OmniTracs FMCT/G Satellite YES 800-262-8722
Other Contact info
Website

⁴These units satisfy the positioning requirement of the SEFHIER program, but do not have the capability to submit the required reports. In order to submit the required declaration and logbook forms you need to download one of the approved software applications listed here and submit the reports through the app. 

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on January 21, 2021