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Fishermen Burn Boat, Demand Environmentalists Get Out of Gulf of California

Associated Press
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March 27, 2017



Sea Shepherd vs Poachers in the Gulf of California (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society)

Dozens of fishermen have burned a boat as part of a threat to force out a ship operated by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Mexico's Gulf of California.

Sea Shepherd has been removing illegal and abandoned nets that endanger the vaquita, the world's smallest porpoise, which is threatened with extinction.

Fishermen in the town of San Felipe painted the name of the Sea Shepherd on an empty, open fishing boat they burned Sunday. They threatened to remove the conservationists' ship themselves if the government doesn't.

The fishermen were angered by conservationists' calls for a boycott of Mexican shrimp, and possible plans to ban all gillnet fishing in the area.

The captain of the Sea Shepherd ship said Monday her vessel is planning to stay despite the threats.

See the original at NZHerald

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