Introduction of Vessel Monitoring Systems for Primary and Carrier vessels
From 1 July 2017 a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) will be mandatory on all licensed primary and carrier vessels operating under the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has sent a letter providing information regarding the introduction of VMS to all Torres Strait primary and/or carrier vessel operators. Download the letter to vessel operators here. View the frequently asked questions regarding VMS. More information on vessel monitoring can be found at afma.gov.au.