Name: Laura Sánchez
Ship’s Activity: Monitoring
Table 1. Panga counting done during the night of the 28th of January from 20:00 to 22:00 with radar observations. The hours not represented in this table correspond to hours when no pangas were seen in the ZTA or outside.
|Hour||Pangas ZTA||Pangas Outside ZTA|
Table 2. Panga counting done during the 29th of January from 01:00 to 19:00 with radar observations. The hours not represented in this table correspond to hours when no pangas were seen in the ZTA or outside.
|Hour||Pangas Inside ZTA|
|Net Fishing||Divers||Potential Net Fishing||Crossing|
|Hour||Pangas Outside ZTA|
|Net Fishing||Divers||Potential Net Fishing|
Total number of different pangas fishing today in the ZTA: 0.
We started the day with dense fog around the ship at 6:00. After an hour, we saw some targets in the radar to which we approached, but seemed to be interferences due to the fog. At 8:00 when the fog had cleared, we discovered they were pangas. We first counted around 20 pangas in the center of the ZTA, and when we launched the drone we saw that they were all divers. The majority of them stayed in that area for six hours, leaving little by little.
Figure 1. Panga activity in the ZTA today 29th of January.
Figure 2. Radar screenshot at 9:00 with 20 diver pangas in several clusters.