Did you know that you may be eligible for government reimbursement?

Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)

In order to control fish populations, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) creates rules that govern where vessels can fish. To comply with these rules, fishing vessels must have a permit and be equipped with an NMFS-approved Vessel Monitoring System (VMS).

Simple to Use and More Than Just Monitoring!

Boatracs has been in the business of Vessel Monitoring and communications services to commerical fishermen for over 15 years. With thousands of vessels equipped, the Boatracs system is the most proven and reliable system in the industry. Boatracs is not only a NMFS-approved VMS, but it's also a satellite communication system - always on, always ready. With its extremely simple operation, it allows you to stay in touch with your family, associates, and other vessels in near real time. And with Boatracs' 24/7 Network Operations Center, you have the peace of mind that comes with the ability to always be able to reach a live person whenever you need one.

Add the optional Panic Button and you can send an instant distress signal including your exact GPS coordinates to Boatracs. Upon receiving a distress signal, Boatracs immediately notifies the Coast Guard and performs any additional procedures that you specify.

VMS Reimbursement

To offset the cost of complying with NMFS regulations, the government created a reimbursement program. By taking advantage of this program, you may be able to equip your fishing vessel with an NMFS-approved Boatracs communications system at very little cost.

To find out whether you qualify for VMS reimbursement, follow the link below and submit your information to Boatracs. We will determine whether you are eligible for VMS reimbursement and get you started on your purchase of a Boatracs communications system. We can have your unit ready to be installed the next time your vessel is in port.

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