Meeting the needs of fishing vessels, anywhere

In the highly competitive world of fishing, reliable communications are critical to finding and selling catch faster, while ensuring the safety and productivity of everyone onboard — even in the most dangerous and unpredictable waters.

Iridium and its partners meet the needs of fishing fleets large and small with high-performance, flexible, cost-effective maritime voice and data communication solutions that keep vessels and crew connected to what matters most, over the planet’s entire surface.

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Unmatched reach, reliability and return on investment

Unmatched reach, reliability
and return on investment

A recognized leader in maritime communications, Iridium offers customers several key competitive advantages, including:

  • Some of the best value data plans in the marketplace
  • Continuous pole-to-pole satellite coverage
  • Flexible airtime packages ideal for smaller vessels and seasonal work
  • Compliance with Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and E-log books
  • Smooth transition and forward compatibility to our next generation satellite constellation, providing connectivity for decades to come
Down to business at sea


Down to business at sea

With a range of global fishing industry products and services, Iridium and its partners help vessel operators succeed in a tough market by allowing them to:

  • Increase the speed of finding fish and reporting a catch
  • Maximize revenue through real-time price checking
  • Improve safety through access to weather information
  • Enhance private communications between sister vessels fishing together
  • Offer simple and easy access to communications for crew using a pre-paid system
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Built to perform in
tough conditions

Backed by an industry-leading five-year limited manufacturer's warranty, Iridium Pilot® is the only global, reliable connection for broadband voice and data maritime communications. Powered by the Iridium OpenPort® broadband service, Iridium Pilot supports fishing vessels with exceptional performance, durability and value at sea.


Fast. Simple. Global.
PTT as it was meant to be.

Ideally suited for the fishing industry, Iridium Push-to-Talk delivers low-latency group communication at the push of a button — with no limits, no compromise, anywhere on the planet.

Keep your operations on track


Keep your operations on track

Fishing in remote waters always involves a certain amount of unpredictability. Fortunately, vessels can rely on Iridium IoT-enabled solutions to access comprehensive, near real-time tracking and monitoring data — making your journeys safer, more efficient and in compliance with fishing and border regulations.

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Stay on top of weather and sea conditions

Stay on top of weather
and sea conditions

The Iridium network facilitates the collection and transmission of a variety of high-value environmental information and up-to-the-minute weather updates to improve safety.

In touch with who matters most


In touch with who matters most

Life at sea and always being away can take its toll on anyone on board. The ability to talk on the phone, exchange messages and conduct personal business can help improve crew morale and productivity — something only Iridium makes possible no matter where you are on the globe.

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Flexible, affordable calling and data options

Flexible, affordable calling and data options

Iridium Pilot helps increase retention by letting crew send emails, browse the web, connect on social media, and utilize up to three voice lines at the same time, even during data transmissions.


Crew smartphones now work

Iridium GO!® provides global voice and text messaging for smartphone users. Get the latest information for weather and enhanced email capabilities through optimized apps. No worries. No interruptions. Just connected, wherever you are.

Network - Casting the widest net


Casting the widest net

Powered by a unique global constellation of 66 cross-linked Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, the Iridium network provides robust connections that remain unaffected by weather and sea conditions, anywhere on Earth — throughout the most remote fishing grounds and across the highest latitudes into the polar regions.

partner ecosystem

Partner ecosystem

An engine for global innovation

Iridium is proud to support a strong partner ecosystem driven by value-added collaboration, powered by Iridium core technologies and focused on delivering global communications solutions that connect people and information in exciting new ways.


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