VMS Approvals

SkyMate has been providing VMS Type-Approved (TA) systems to the US government (NOAA/NMFS) for over 15 years. We currently have two NMFS TAed, Iridium-based, VMS systems: the SkyMate I1500VMS and the SkyMate m1600VMS.

The I1500VMS system is primarily for the NMFS market; the m1600VMS system, also for NMFS, but is easily customizable/configurable to serve the global VMS regulated fisheries.

For the shore side infrastructure, these systems have been integrated with the Visma vTrack Fishery Vessel Monitoring System and the Trackwell VMS Monitoring Systems.

Pacific Islands FFA
– Fisheries of the Greater Atlantic Region of the United States
– Fisheries of the West Coast of the United States
– Fisheries of Alaska
– U.S. Fisheries of the Western and Central Pacific Islands
– Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
– United States Rock Shrimp Fishery
– United States Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery
– Commercial Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico
– Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Convention Area
– High Seas

Approvals Pending/In Process:
• Sri Lanka
• Philippines

VMS System Software Interfaces:
• Visma
• Trackwell
• Absolute Software (inactive)