I have already installed a device with type approval, what should I do?
If you already have a Fulcrum NEMO or Succorfish SC2 device installed on your vessel, you do not need to do anything at this stage. You will need to make sure your device is active before the Statutory Instrument comes into effect in 2024, and we will write to all fishers in advance of that happening.
If you have not yet applied for your EMFF grant, please do that as soon as possible and before 18 December 2023.
In line with assurances given to fishers, MMO confirms it will cover costs of up to £1,050 to support fishers secure a suitable I-VMS device, meaning fishers can reclaim purchase and installation costs.
Grants are available through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) until 18 December for under six metre vessels.
The process for has been streamlined and fishers should now claim their grant by providing the invoice and accompanying proof of purchase from their preferred supplier.