TMT is a recognised expert in the identification, investigation and analysis of illegal fishing operations and broader fisheries crime. Our team brings to the table a wide range of relevant expertise including fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS), investigations, company and trade analysis, tech development, and fisheries governance processes.
Fisheries Intelligence Investigation & Analysis
TMT actively collects, analyses and shares information relevant to fisheries operations with our partners. As well as assisting in the general oversight of industrial fishing operations, we provide direct investigative support to targeted cases, focusing on not only vessels but the operators behind them.
TMT has internally developed technological solutions to strengthen and speed up the information collection and analytical processes. Integrating thousands of vessel, ownership, positional, compliance and operational information sources, our platform FACT directly assists with intelligence gathering and analysis, and supporting MCS operations.
TMT provides our partners with information relating to fisheries crimes in their jurisdictions and assists with the planning and implementation of enforcement measures. Technical assistance is provided to ensure that the intelligence picture is as strong as possible, that planned operations are intelligence-led, and that enforcement opportunities are maximised.
Facilitating Regional Cooperation
In cooperation with our partners, TMT assists the facilitation of regional MCS cooperation and information sharing through the Fish-i Africa and the West Africa Task Forces. This ‘Task Force’ model is now being considered for expansion to other regions of Africa and globally.
TMT has extensive vessel tracking expertise, with the ability to integrate VMS, AIS and other sources of positional information into our analysis processes and tools, and train operators on these systems and the use of their data.
TMT works closely with country partners to provide training that helps build their capacity to identify, analyse, and enforce illegal fishing and broader fisheries crime. Both targeted training and ongoing in-country and remote assistance are provided, through workshops, training materials, and direct technical assistance.