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

Contact Information:
Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic 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 Integrated 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 list of Vessel Monitoring System units are currently approved for use in the For-Hire fishery. Only one cellular unit is currently approved. We are testing more 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

FAQs

User Guides

Faria Beede  WatchDog 750 Satellite YES

860-848-9271
Other Contact Info

FAQs

FB Eterm-C Cellular NO 877-888-5569
Other Contact Info
MetOcean

OmniCom VMS

OmniCom Global

Satellite YES

800-262-8722

Other Contact Info

OmniCom Brochure

Prisma Brochure

SkyMate m1600

 I1500
Satellite YES

703-961-5800
Other Contact Info

m1600 Flyer

m1600 Quick Start Guide

SkyMate Dealers

Woods Hole Group/CLS Triton

Leo²

Thorium TST³
Satellite YES

240-492-1944
Other Contact info

Thorium Video Tutorials

 

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

User Manuals

Wood Hole Group/CLS    CLS NEMO EMTU-C  Cellular     No

Support: 240-492-1944

Other Contact Info

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 September 15, 2021