New Vessel Monitoring Systems Reimbursement Program
NOAA Fisheries Service announces a new Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) Reimbursement Program, which published in the Federal Register on July 21, 2006. Grant funds are available for vessel owners who purchased a VMS for the purpose of complying with fishery regulations requiring the use of VMS that became effective during Fiscal Year 2006 (October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006). Funds will be used to reimburse vessel owners for the purchase price of the VMS unit. Please click on the Federal Register Notices below or contact the VMS Support Center, NOAA Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement, at (888) 219-9228 with questions.
July 28, 2006