An Iceland Without Whaling is On the Horizon

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson 

 On Thursday, June 21st, Iceland killed their first endangered Fin whale since 2015 and a Sea Shepherd crew were in place despite the poor weather to document Hvalur 8 dragging it back just before midnight and butchered during the early hours of Friday morning. 

Costa Rican Minister of Environment Declares Paul Watson a Hero

Environment Minister Carlos Manuel Rodríguez is optimistic the judicial process facing the Canadian-American environmentalist Paul Watson in Costa Rica will soon be over and he will be welcomed back as a hero.

During a recent radio program, Costa Rican Minister of Environment described Watson as a “conservation hero” despite a decades-old legal charge over hazardous navigation.

The Minister, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, was hopeful the accusations against Captain Paul Watson in Costa Rica would soon be dropped and the conciliation sought by the environmentalist’s lawyers would signal the end of a drawn-out saga which saw the founder of Sea Shepherd listed on the Interpol Red List.

Largest Fish Factory Vessel in the World Arrested and Seized

LARGEST FISH FACTORY VESSEL IN THE WORLD ARRESTED AND SEIZED IN PERU PENDING CRIMINAL CHARGES

 The noose tightens on the Damanzaihao –a notorious black listed vessel – barred from leaving Peru with fines unpaid and resuming its slaughter of over half a million tons of marine wildlife per year.

Chimbote, Peru – May 31st, 2018 – Agents from the Peruvian Environmental Prosecutor’s Office boarded the Damanzaihao last night, as part of a federal criminal investigation based on presumed acts of illegal fishing.  Acting on a formal request filed by the Ministry of Environment, the Environmental Prosecutor’s Office has ordered the vessel be detained pending further investigation.

Sea Shepherd’s R/V Martin Sheen Cleared to Enter Canada

SEA SHEPHERD’S R/V MARTIN SHEEN CLEARED TO ENTER CANADA – AFTER PROTRACTED 2 DAY EXAMINATION BY CANADIAN CUSTOMS

Sea Shepherd’s research vessel, the R/V Martin Sheen, arrives in British Columbia to study the impact that farmed salmon has on wild salmon populations for the third year.

The R/V Martin Sheen Detained in Victoria

Sea Shepherd Vessel MARTIN SHEEN detained in Victoria

The Sea Shepherd U.S. flagged sailing vessel MARTIN SHEEN is being detained in Victoria, British Columbia. Canadian Customs has refused to grant clearance despite advanced notice of the arrival of the vessel from Honolulu, Hawaii.

Sea Shepherd Saves 25 Critically Endangered Totoabas at the Height of Spawning Season

Conservationists intercept and remove illegal gillnet minutes before recovery by poachers, saving entire school of totoaba bass from black market trade.

SAN FELIPE, BAJA CALIFORNIA MEXICO – March 26th, 2018 –  At 7:45 pm PST Sea Shepherd vessel M/V SHARPIE came upon an illegal gillnet within the Vaquita Refuge in the Northern Sea of Cortez, Mexico. The gillnet was entangled in a longline. As the ship’s crew began to separate the illegal fishing gear, they noticed live totoaba bass in the net, embarking on an unprecedented rescue operation.