NOAA Fishery Bulletin LARGE

  • Power-down exemption requests must be a minimum duration of 72 hours from the reported “Turn Off Date & Time” and a maximum duration of one year.
  • The unit cannot be powered down until you receive confirmation of the request.
  • If you wish to extend your power-down exemption, you can complete another power-down exemption request form online starting after the date in the “VMS’s to be Turned On” field of the previously accepted power-down exemption form.
  • Submitting a commercial fishing declaration automatically ends your current power-down exemption, regardless of any date selected within the power-down exemption form.

For other assistance, contact the Southeast Regional Office VMS Customer Support line at (800) 758-4833.