Sea Shepherd ship sinks panga in vaquita marina habitat

MEXICO CITY

Around 10:00 in the morning, Central Time of the Mexican Republic, the M / V Farley Mowat boat hit and departed a smaller vessel (panga) in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, while carrying out deterrence maneuvers to avoid the illegal fishing in the “Zero Tolerance Zone“.

Half-hearted victory of fishermen against new regulation in vaquita marina habitat

According to the first reports, three fishermen fell into the water and were immediately helped by other pangas and the same crew from the ship of the environmental organization.

A speedboat from the Marine Secretary (Semar), transferred one of the fishermen who was unconscious to the San Felipe, Baja California, where there was great tension as fishermen threatened to beat the activists and burn the Farley Mowat.

International community sees insufficient actions to save vaquita marina

In a Semar ambulance the wounded was taken to hospital, while protesters began burning private cars, apparently belonging to the crew of the Sea Shepherd ship.

A thick layer of smoke seen from afar in the fishing community.

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