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Ship: Farley Mowat

Name: Jason Fonseca

Date: 11/30/2022

Ship’s Activity: Patrolling

Table 1. Panga counting done during the 30th of November from 07:30 to 17:30 with radar observations. The hours not represented in this table correspond to hours when no pangas were seen in the ZTA.

Hour Panga Inside ZTA
Total Net Fishing Divers Potential Net Fishing
07:30 4 0 4 0
08:30 11 0 11 0
09:30 13 0 13 0
10:30 13 0 13 0
11:30 13 0 13 0
12:30 13 0 13 0
13:30 13 0 13 0
14:30 3 0 3 0
15:30 5 0 5 0
16:30 1 0 1 0
Hour Panga Outside ZTA
Total Net Fishing Divers Potential Net Fishing
07:30 6 6 0 0
08:30 15 15 0 0
09:30 10 10 0 0
10:30 10 10 0 0
11:30 10 10 0 0
12:30 3 3 0 0
13:30 2 2 0 0
14:30 0 0 0 0
15:30 3 3 0 0
16:30 0 0 0 0

Quiet day in the ZTA today. One cluster of 13 dive pangas around the CW sector of the ZTA. No Navy vessel activity was observed. No SITREP was sent. Two Bryde’s whales (Balaenoptera brydei) around 12m long were observed spouting and swimming around ship between 08:30-09:30. Another two Bryde’s whales, a mother and calf, were seen spouting as we left the ZTA to anchor at 17:00. A large pod of ~200 long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) were observed crossing our bow at 17:45.

Figure 1. Panga activity in the ZTA. Dive pangas were confirmed as we entered ZTA at 07:30.

Figure 2. Cluster of 13 dive pangas in CE sector of the ZTA and our location during the first whale encounter of the day.

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