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