SWIOFISH – South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Development Program – sUAS Information – The Enterprise of Drones


Unlawful fishery is an enormous and rising financial and ecological drawback world broad and explicit within the Tanzanian unique financial zone (EEZ), wealthy on worthwhile fish equivalent to tuna. Estimation on economical injury within the area are as much as 3Billion USD yearly. The ecological injury is even past because the uncontrolled fishing results in overfishing and fishing in vital occasions impacting the and damaging the fish inhabitants within the area.


Purpose of the SWIOFISH examine was to make clear and supply suggestions to the Deep Sea Fishing Authorities of Tanzania (DFSA) on a number of operational and technical points of monitoring, controlling and surveilling (MCS) the unique financial zones (EEZ) utilizing drone expertise, in addition to to exhibit the technical feasibility.

Challenge Accomplice
XSun Contribution to the undertaking

Flight marketing campaign, efficiently deliberate and arranged. The marketing campaign lasted one week and consisted out of a number of days of SolarXOne flights outfitted with a ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) gyrostabilized gimbal. The flights had been launched from Zanzibar Island and carried out over the island and over the open ocean as much as 40 km away from the shoreline. 

In the course of the mission the first capacity-building work was carried out with the native associate FlyingLabs, VITO and DSFA to indicate first findings and create a chance of interplay with the native stakeholders.


Profitable demonstration of the open sea and shoreline monitoring. Demonstration on operations in harsh environmental situations (60km/h wind and rain). Vessel detection (as much as 12km away from the SolarXOne) based mostly on AIS sign was demonstrated. The mistaken AIS sign could possibly be recognized and demonstrated. Shoreline monitoring, street monitoring and intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) missions had been demonstrated on Zanzibar Island, alongside the shoreline and within the open ocean. First capability constructing to FlyingLabs and DSFA


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