Consultation outcome

Introducing Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems (I-VMS) for fishing boats under 12m

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We received 181 responses to this consultation.

This requirement will be implemented via a statutory instrument. The date of implementation is not expected to be before 2021 to allow for the roll-out of an I-VMS solution on all under 12 metre vessels. The Marine Management Organisation will notify vessel owners accordingly.

Original consultation


Seeking views on introducing I-VMS for all British licenced fishing boats under 12 metres that are fishing in English waters.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our plans for I-VMS to be required in fishing boats under 12 metres. This will apply to all British licensed fishing boats fishing in English waters. This proposal will not apply to EU or third country under 12 metre vessels fishing in English waters.

Installing vessel monitoring devices on the inshore fleet will provide a better understanding of where fishing is taking place. The initial cost and installation of the I-VMS unit is to be met by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

Published 4 October 2018
Last updated 2 April 2019 + show all updates
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