Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Anglers against tracking system
Managers propose VMS for Atlantic

Federal fishery managers are taking public comment on a proposed rule to require the boats of commercial fishermen in the Atlantic Ocean to be fitted with satellite tracking equipment.

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is proposing vessel monitoring systems (VMS) on the boats of all fishermen who catch grouper and snapper.

VMS would not be req...

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