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New VMS Software Release Now Available

April 18, 2018

A new VMS software release is available to vessel owners and operators as of April 18, 2018. This software update supports recent NOAA Fisheries regulatory actions including Sea Scallop Framework 29, which is effective on April 19, 2018. The Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office is mailing bulletins to all vessel owners based on the type of VMS unit installed on their vessel. 

The following bulletins will soon be available on our website. Please contact your vendor immediately to obtain information regarding how to receive the update for your VMS unit if you intend to fish under the new Scallop Framework 29 regulations.

  • McMurdo (formerly Boatracs) bulletin
  • SkyMate bulletin
  • Woods Hole Group (formerly CLS America) bulletin 
  • Network Innovations bulletin 

Vessel owners should begin using the new VMS software no later than May 1, 2018. 

For questions, please contact the Northeast VMS Team at 978- 281-9213.