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Operation Milagro

by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society 31 Jan 2018 20:44 UTC
Operation Milagro © Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Poachers in Mexico's Gulf of California continue to lay down illegal nets to trap the endangered totoaba bass. The totoaba swim bladder is prized on the black market in Asian countries.

Poachers are now using firearms against those who try and stop them. On January 17th, 2018 poachers shot at Sea Shepherd's drone (see video below), marking the third such incident in less than month. Previously, poachers shot down a night vision drone on December 24th, 2017 and engaged in a daylight shooting on December 30th, 2017.

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