Sea Shepherd Ship Attacked

The Sea Shepherd Vessel M/V Farley Mowat was attacked on January 9 while conducting maritime patrols inside the Vaquita Refuge in the Upper Gulf of California.

The vessel's crew had recovered three illegal gillnets that morning and then approached approximately 35 skiffs operating inside the refuge. Sea Shepherd asserts that they saw obvious signs of illegal poaching, with many of the skiffs having gillnets and totoaba fishing gear detected being loaded into one of the skiffs.

One of the skiffs...

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