Ship: Farley Mowat
Name: Jason Fonseca
Ship’s Activity: Patrolling
Table 1. Panga counting done during the 21st of October from 08:30 to 15:30 with radar observations. The hours not represented in this table correspond to hours when no pangas were seen.
|Hour||Panga Inside ZTA||Panga Outside ZTA|
Notes: Arrived in ZTA at 06:00 21/10/22. Patrolling started at 08:30 and ended at 15:30 as we left the ZTA for Gonzaga. Most panga activity within the ZTA occurred at 10:30 and 13:50 respectively. Other hours most panga activity was diving or too far to tell.
Panga Alejandra crossed our bow repeatedly at 08:30 then stopped in NE sector, 5 other pangas were documented fishing in the ZTA. Nine other pangas fishing as well but too far to document. SITREP was sent around noon and Navy arrived to retrieve nets from one panga and drove others out of the ZTA. Farley left the ZTA at 15:30.
Figure 1. Radar screenshot at 10:30 when Mexican Navy vessel Interceptor stopped two pangas fishing illegally in the ZTA. The Punta Estrella VII and The Mavina III were seen by us pulling shrimp nets out of the water. Security called the Navy and SITREP was sent at 12:00. Red circles indicate the Punta Estrella (CW) and Mavina III (CE) respectively prior to Mexican Navy Vessel Interceptor engagement. Interceptor appeared on radar shortly after screenshot was taken.
Figure 2. Radar screenshot at 13:30 depicting 3 pangas shrimp net fishing within the ZTA. Mexican Navy vessel Interceptor was called again, SITREP sent at 14:30. Again navy vessel arrived as pangas where retrieving shrimp nets. TT019, TT022, TT025 represent 3 pangas caught in after noon. Interceptor not shown on radar.