Associated Press.- According to the Vallarta Daily, the Sea Shepherd environmental group has published a video of an attack by about two dozen small fishing boats on the vessel Farley Mowat in Mexico ’s Gulf of California.
Fishermen in the Gulf, also known as the Sea of Cortez, have long complained about environmentalists trying toprotect the vaquita marina, the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise.
Sea Shepherd said Thursday Jan. 11th, that fishermen threw lead weights and tried to douse the Farley Mowat and waters around it with gasoline on Wednesday Jan. 10th.
The video shows some of the fishing boats carried gill nets, though they are banned within the reserve designed toprotect the vaquita.
The vaquita is nearing extinction due to gill nets set illegally to catch totoaba, a fish whose swim bladder commands astronomical prices because it is considered a delicacy in China.
Some fishermen threw a net in front of the …