Case Study: VMS Providing Safety and Regulatory Compliance for Mexican Fishing Vessels

Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Case Study

Under the United Nations’ International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA-IUU), member countries agreed to introduce legislation requiring vessels with inboard motors greater than 80 horsepower (HP) to include a satellite tracking system. For Mexico, the regulation affected more than 1,100 boats that operate in the Pacific Ocean, as well as 950 boats that fish in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of California and Caribbean Sea.

Read on to learn how satellite tracking devices were integral in developing a centralized Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) solution that was easy to use, simple to install and that satisfied regulatory requirements for Mexico’s National Commission on Aquaculture and Fisheries.

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Lina Paerez

Lina Paerez is Senior Director of Product Marketing at ORBCOMM. She is responsible for the strategic positioning, messaging and deployment of new products and services. Lina has over 12 years of experience in marketing, sales and market development for the Telecommunications industry.

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