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Ship: Farley Mowat

Name: Jason Fonseca

Date: 12/02/2022

Ship’s Activity: Patrolling

Table 1. Panga counting done during the 2nd of December from 07:30 to 15:30 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 6 0 0 6
08:30 5 0 1 4
09:30 5 1 0 4
10:30 3 1 0 2
11:30 3 2 1 0
12:30 2 0 1 1
13:30 1 0 0 1
14:30 4 0 2 2
15:30 4 0 2 2
Hour Panga Outside ZTA
 

Total

Net Fishing Divers Potential Net Fishing
07:30 15 0 0 15
08:30 26 0 0 26
09:30 26 0 0 26
10:30 56 0 0 56
11:30 50 0 0 50
12:30 55 0 0 55
13:30 113 0 0 113
14:30 90 0 0 90
15:30 60 0 0 60

Four pangas were seen fishing illegally in the ZTA today. SITREP was sent at 09:10 and Navy vessel Interceptor arrived in the E sector of the ZTA by 10:45. Interceptor arrived and dealt with 3 pangas fishing in the zone effectively. Directed 1 panga, Primo V to pull their nets from the area, and confiscated the nets of 2 other pangas Alexandro and Primo V fishing in the ZTA. Navy communicated their actions extremely well and continued to patrol the E sector of the ZTA until 12:20 then headed west towards San Felipe. Another whale spouting was observed at 11:15, was too far to accurately ID.

Figure 1. Panga activity in the ZTA. Four pangas total observed fishing illegally in the ZTA. Dive pangas seen in the CW sector throughout the day but left radar range as we approached E sector. Large number of potential illegal fishing pangas were seen crossing the ZTA east in early morning and crossing again west in the afternoon.

Figure 2. Radar screenshot of Navy vessel Interceptor pulling nets of 2 pangas fishing illegally in the E sector of ZTA.

Figure 3. Radar screenshot of immense panga activity occurring in the VR.

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