Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Vessel Monitoring Systems – HMS Webinar – Monday, September 23, 2013 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

nmfs_logoNMFS proposes to modify the declaration requirements for vessels required to use Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) units in Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) fisheries. This proposed rule would require operators of vessels that have been issued HMS permits and are required to use VMS to use their VMS units to provide hourly position reports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (24/7).  Additionally, these changes will continue to provide NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) with information necessary to facilitate enforcement of HMS regulations. This rule would affect all commercial fishermen who fish for Atlantic HMS who are required to use VMS. more here register for webinar here  12:59