This manual has been developed by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT), to support Air Patrols in the Pacific region. It is complementary to and supports the FFA Standard Operating Procedures - Pacific Maritime Security Program Aerial Surveillance.

However, the processes are highly relevant to all countries and regions utilizing air patrols to support fisheries MCS, and broader use of the manual is encouraged. While this manual serves as a stand-alone tool, it has been developed as a companion document to the ‘Photo Manual for Fisheries Enforcement – the use of cameras in fisheries operations’ previously developed by TMT and Stop Illegal Fishing.

2020 FFA Air Patrol