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Ship: Farley Mowat

Name: Jason Fonseca

Date: 12/04/2022

Ship’s Activity: Patrolling

Table 1. Panga counting done during the 4th of December from 07:30 to 16:30 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 4 3 0 1
09:30 7 1 0 6
10:30 3 0 0 3
11:30 0 0 0 0
12:30 5 1 0 4
13:30 5 2 0 3
14:30 4 2 0 2
15:30 3 2 0 1
16:30 1 1 0 0
Hour Panga Outside ZTA
 

Total

Net Fishing Divers Potential Net Fishing
07:30 25 0 0 25
08:30 19 0 0 19
09:30 20 0 0 20
10:30 40 0 0 40
11:30 40 0 0 40
12:30 54 0 0 54
13:30 50 0 0 50
14:30 50 0 0 50
15:30 20 0 0 20
16:30 32 0 0 32

Twelve pangas were seen fishing illegally in the ZTA today mostly in 2 main clusters. SITREP was sent at 08:10 and 09:45 regarding multiple pangas fishing in the ZTA. Navy vessel Interceptor arrived to the ZTA at 10:00 and approaches a panga fishing in the CW sector of the ZTA. They leave to patrol the S then E sector and return to the CW sector to other pangas fishing in the area. Interceptor leaves the ZTA west towards San Felipe at 11:25. Another SITREP was sent at 12:20 about panga Don Chilo 4 fishing in the E sector but did not arrive early enough to intervene. Navy vessel Interceptor arrives to the ZTA at 13:05. At 13:45 Navy vessel is surrounded by 4 pangas while investigating nets and buoys in the S sector of the ZTA. Navy informed pangas to move nets out of the ZTA and left at 14:00. Another SITREP was sent at 14:50 for pangas fishing in the CW sector of the ZTA.

Figure 1. Panga activity in the ZTA today. Larger potential net fishing pangas are crossing the ZTA east in the morning.

Figure 2. Panga cluster moving nets out of the ZTA after Navy vessel Interceptor arrives. Four pangas surround Navy vessel at one point.

Figure 3. Panga cluster on edge of CW border of ZTA all pulling nets.

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