Name: Laura Sánchez
Ship’s Activity: Monitoring
Table 1. Panga counting done during the night of the 1st of February from 20:00 to 23:00 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|
Note: One panga seen transiting the ZTA towards San Felipe.
Table 2. Panga counting done during the 2nd of February from 00:00 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.
The day started with a lot of movement in the ZTA. Between 6:00 and 7:00 around 10 pangas crossed the ZTA towards the northwest, and at that time there was 14 diving pangas mostly in the center of the ZTA. By 9:00 that number had increased to 29 pangas clam fishing. At the same time, the number of pangas outside of the ZTA, to the north and south areas also increased; we spotted a couple of pangas crossing to the northwest with fishing gear on board. The majority of the dive pangas stayed in that area for six hours, leaving mostly between 14:00 and 16:00.
During the morning a Navy vessel Defender was spotted around the ZTA patrolling.
Figure 1. Panga activity in the ZTA today 2nd of February
Figure 2. Radar screenshot at 9:00, around 29 dive pangas in the ZTA.