Sea Shepherd Operation Milagro IV
Operation Milagro IV
Hence even this year we share the Sea Shepherd video. This video explains the Operation Milagro. It is a campaign against the poaching in Mexico’s Sea of Cortes.
For the fourth consecutive year, Sea Shepherd is in the forefront. The battle against of illegal fishing is on. For to understand the dimension of the issue is necessary some numbers.
Over the past three years, Sea Shepherd has made lots of progress in the Gulf of California. During Operation Milagro III alone, Sea Shepherd removed 233 illegal fishing gear. 1195 entangled dead animals. Including shark, dolphins, whales, turtles and sea lions – and released 795 live ones.
Five dead vaquitas were discovered by Sea Shepherd during this campaign. Their deaths were because of being caught in gillnets set up by poachers. ( source Sea Shepherd )
The incredible misfortune of vaquita
Like the video shows the gillnets beyond to be illegal capture and kill a lot of fish and mammals. Someone of this fish, thank the activist’s effort can be safe. But why all this indiscriminate fishing?
Just because the human is crazy as usual. There is a big fish and the name is Totoba, it is a bass. The swim bladder of totoba has his market in China as traditional medicine!! The swim bladder will go on the black market in China. It is known as aquatic cocaine.
So the poachers use nets for to capture totoba. But in the same net will die vaquita and many other aquatic animals.
Sea Shepherd and Mexican Government
It is a very hard challenge. It is possible just because the joined effort between Sea Shepherd activist and the Mexican government. The operations are very risky. Because the actors involved are local fisherman poachers, criminal organizations, and sometimes even drug traffickers.
In the operations, once they localize a boat of illegal fisherman they call the navy. The operation is difficult and the risk is very high. Around two months ago a drone has been shot down by the poachers.
Most noteworthy all the Sea Shepherd operations are in collaboration with the local Authorities.
In conclusion, will follow operation Milagro IV. We love the totoba and vaquita and we want to support Sea Shephard in Operation Milagro.
If even you want to help Sea Shepherd you need to know you don’t need to become “Pirate”. The guys of sea shepherd are fantastic and they do an incredible job.
You can help just with a donation, it is an important contribution. You can donate on their official site, Sea Shepherd.