Technology to reduce commercial overfishing
In order to prevent commercial fishing vessels from overfishing in Victoria, the Victorian fisheries authority requires commercial fishing vessels in Victoria to install vessel monitoring system （VMS） in order to better monitor these commercial fishing vessels and ensure the sustainable development of Victoria’s marine resources.
VMS technology can monitor commercial fishing vessels
VMS devices are used to describe systems used in commercial fishing to allow environmental and fisheries regulators to track and monitor the activities of fishing vessels. The VMS will be used to provide the VFA with real-time information on the fishing period of vessels to ensure legal fishing when vessels go to sea.
Contact Victorian Fisheries Authority（VFA）
Fishermen who find the VMS unit on their boat stopped working while fishing must contact the operations watch immediately.
If you have any questions about the VMS system or administration, you can contact the VFA.