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

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


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

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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 have been launched from Zanzibar Island and performed 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 performed with the native accomplice FlyingLabs, VITO and DSFA to indicate first findings and create a possibility of interplay with the native stakeholders.


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

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