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?
|Faria Beede||WatchDog 750||Satellite||YES|
Other Contact Info
|Woods Hole Group/CLS||Triton
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||
Other Contact info
|Wood Hole Group/CLS||CLS NEMO EMTU-C||Cellular||No||
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.