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Keith Woolford

Drama in the Gulf of Chiriqui

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Keith Woolford    299

Much of the waters around Isla Coiba in the Gulf of Chiriqui are in a Marine Preserve and as such are off limits to commercial fishing, but there's little enforcement and a lot of cheating.

The Sea Shepherd Society had a boat in the area, the M/V John Paul DeJoria, which was apparently was cutting the long lines of some Panamanian fisherman.

One of the fishing boats then rammed the DeJoria, a larger vessel which is registered in Barbados.

They're all at the dock now as authorities sort it out.

The Sea Shepherd Society had also been providing classroom education on marine conservation at public schools.

 

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Gordon Bakke    44

Don't believe everything you read in the news or online. A friend of mine, whose boat was right there, and is intimately familiar with fishing regulations, told me that NONE of the boats pictured above was fishing illegally. Imagine, then, that your fishing nets are purposely severed by a third party. BTW, neither the "Sea Shepherd" or "Dejoria" was ever rammed as stated.

 

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BD    4
27 minutes ago, Gordon Bakke said:

Don't believe everything you read in the news or online. A friend of mine, whose boat was right there, and is intimately familiar with fishing regulations, told me that NONE of the boats pictured above was fishing illegally. Imagine, then, that your fishing nets are purposely severed by a third party. BTW, neither the "Sea Shepherd" or "Dejoria" was ever rammed as stated.

 

I guess you are saying that fake news has finally made its way to Panama. How sad.

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Gordon Bakke    44

Groups that are represented by the "Sea Shepard" and such have their own agenda(s). It really doesn't make much sense to me to faithfully believe what ever they have to say without at least listening to the other side.

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Keith Woolford    299

Well, I heard you and I'm not defending anyone, but did you at least watch the video, Gordon?

I see a fishing boat altering course and booting the engine hard while directly aiming for the port bow of the larger vessel.

There are photos and video attached to the report I put up. You're offering some third party observations.

As was stated, the boats are in port while it gets sorted out.

1 hour ago, Gordon Bakke said:

It really doesn't make much sense to me to faithfully believe what ever they have to say without at least listening to the other side.

 

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Gordon Bakke    44

Yes, I watched it, and as I said, it appears to me that this was an angry response by fishermen whose line was illegally cut. Any sign, in the video of a ship being rammed? Nope.

BTW, Bruce's smaller white charter boat can also be clearly seen in the video.

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Keith Woolford    299

AMP has withdrawn the permit previously issued for the vessel M/V john Paul DeJoria to navigate in Panamanian waters.

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