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Fishing Communications

Fishing BoatThe offshore fishing industry operates under some of the strictest global regulations. Fishing companies need to ensure their compliance with these regulations via communications solutions that can track, and thus prove, their operations in approved waters. The NSSLGlobal vessel-monitoring system (VMS) is a satellite-based monitoring system which ensures the electronic recording and reporting system (ERS) regulation cooperation.

The ERS is required by the EU system for fisheries control and is used to record, report, process, store and send fisheries data (catch, landing, sales, and transshipment). The key element to this control is the electronic logbook where the master of a fishing vessel keeps a record of fishing operations. This record is then sent to the national authorities, which store the information in a secure database. The data are managed by the individual Member States’ Fisheries Monitoring Centres (FMCs).

NSSLGlobal have global experience of implementing such VMS systems. We work closely with Inmarsat and Cobham to design the best solution, and work with off-the-shelf, tried-and-true Cobham antennas.


Our VMS solution:

Your benefits:

  • Runs on Inmarsat-C

  • Very small and effective Cobham antennas 
  • Enjoys global infrastructure
  • User friendly
  • Technical backup
  • Supports 2-way text messaging
  • Operational efficiency
  • Legal compliance
  • Crew retention
  •  Real-time trading


Partnering yourself with NSSLGlobal, an award winning independent service provider, gains you access to an array of products and packages. We work closely with our partners to help develop and deliver next-generation solutions to all our customers, with Fisheries being a key market. In addition, all products and services are supported globally by our 24/7 Network Operation Centres, field engineers and regional support centres, providing you with local help, with a global service.

As a Distribution Partner of Inmarsat, Master Distributor and Certified Partner for Cobham, Tier 1 Partner of Iridium and partner of Thuraya, NSSLGlobal can offer global and regional options across C-, L-, Ka- and Ku-Band networks.


Find out more information by searching our product catalogue or contacting a member of the team at NSSLGlobal via the contact form.

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