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Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Operations Unit Minimize

Core Functions 

  • Coordinate a VMS intelligence surveillance program for national and regional integrated program.
  • Coordinate 24/7 monitoring of fishing in restricted fisheries waters and facilitate effective warning and reporting to appropriate agencies.
  • Ensure an effective VMS audit capacity and build the internal VMS management capacity through targeted training, skill development and technical assistance
  • Actively participate in regional and sub-regional consolidated VMS meetings and activities. 

Priority Actions

  • Build VMS monitoring capacity through the recruitment and training of additional personnel so as to allow 24/7 coverage  
  • Undertake effective operation and management of the VMS system and the Vessel Day Scheme
  • Enhance systems for effective internal, inter-agency, national, regional and international liaison and reporting of VMS derived information and intelligence
  • Work towards establishing VMS as a separate unit under MCS