NEMO: NOAA Type-Approved VMS for the Gulf of Mexico SEFHIER Program

Gulf of Mexico NOAA VMS type-approved

Rugged, Weatherproof Design, Solar Powered

Audible & Visual Alerts

Zone & Closed Area Alerts

Online Mapping & Weather Portal Included

Distress Alerts With Global Satellite Coverage

Simple & low-cost installation

Dedicated customer support

FishNEMO software included with subscription

Retail prices of only

Fully reimbursable by NMFS
for those that qualify

Simple, Reliable, Affordable VMS Solution

NEMO is the first all-in-one system specifically designed to monitor and protect regional and state fisheries programs.

Suitable offerings for multiple vessels and fisheries. Wired connection via USB and built-in autonomous solar power come standard.

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Choose your NEMO Package

Woods Hole Group is pleased to offer the following service package options:

Cellular + Satellite



  • NEMO Device Kit
  • 1 Year Airtime
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • 1 Year Access to FishNEMO software
  • Satellite Backup for Distress Assistance


  • One-time Activation of $24.95
  • One-time Shipping Fee of $25.00


Total $947.95

Cellular Only



  • NEMO Device Kit
  • 1 Year Airtime
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • 1 Year Access to FishNEMO software



  • One-time Activation of $24.95
  • One-time Shipping Fee of $25.00


Total $847.95

How to order your NEMO?

Order your NEMO by clicking the button below. The order will be shipped to the address specified. Our customer support team is available to help activate your unit and support you with any future questions.


About the NOAA Regulation

Based on the new NOAA/NMFS regulation, for-hire charter-fishing vessels in the Gulf of Mexico have to be equipped with a Vessel Monitoring System in order to comply with SEFHIER (Southeast For-Hire Integrated Electronic Reporting) regulations due on March 1, 2022.

CLS and its american subsidiary Woods Hole Group are proud to share that the NEMO EMTU-C has been type-approved by NOAA and NMFS, and ready to help local fishers comply with the SEFHIER regulation.

Since July 2021, NEMO transmitters have been approved by the United States department of Commerce – NOAA – National Marine Fisheries Service – Office of Law Enforcement.

VMS NOAA Rollout Deadline

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For-Hire and Charter Vessels

All charter fishing vessels in the Gulf of Mexico require VMS to be installed before the 1st March 2022.

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Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery

NEMO VMS units are currently in sea-trials and are being evaluated for future use in the gulf shrimp and other targeted US state fisheries.


Woods Hole Group has several installers and resellers located throughout the Gulf region.

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FishNEMO Software

A web interface designed to receive, store, process and access data provided by NEMO beacons and is supplied free of charge to the NEMO user through a secure login to a web based user interface.

It is a function rich application utilizing maps and layers to display vessel and environmental data.

  • Designed by CLS, the world leading VMS provider
  • Solar panel
  • Rugged, waterproof design (IP67)
  • Easy to use: Plug-and-Fish
  • Tamper-proof
  • Smart reporting
  • Geofencing
  • Alerts on events
  • Unique identifier


  • Global coverage
  • Automatic data collection of vessel movements
  • Continuous on-board storage for data integrity
  • Precise positioning anywhere in the world from GNSS Satellites (GPS/Galileo/GLONASS/BeiDou/QZSS)


  • Zone management (geofencing)
  • GPRS
  • Cost-effective sea-to-shore reporting
  • Secure encrypted messages
  • Secure Bluetooth connection


  • Request for assistance button
  • VMS features meet fisheries control regulation