Operation Jodari 2018

A partnership to combat illegal fishing in Tanzania

Operation Jodari
A multi-agency partnership with the government of Tanzania to stop illegal fishing

Launched in early 2018, Operation Jodari is a campaign in partnership with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania to tackle illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in the Western Indian Ocean region, with law enforcement agents from the Deep Sea Fishing Authority, Tanzanian Navy and the Multi-Agency Task Team (MATT) patrolling with Sea Shepherd crew on board the Ocean Warrior. 

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Campaign launches with three arrests
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After completing a covert 20-day patrol resulting in the arrest of three vessels for fisheries crimes, the Sea Shepherd vessel M/Y Ocean Warrior has arrived in Dar es Salaam to officially launch Operation Jodari, a campaign in partnership with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania to tackle illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in the Western Indian Ocean region. On the first patrol of Operation Jodari, nine boardings and inspections were carried out, resulting in three arrests: the F/V Tai Hong 1, F/V Buah Naga 1 and F/V Swabir Jamil were escorted to Tanzanian ports for legal action on the grounds of shark-finning and labor abuses.

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