Gunfire erupts in the habitat of the most endangered marine mammal in the world. San Felipe, BCN, Mexico – February 9, 2020 – While conducting routine monitoring in the Upper Gulf of California, Sea Shepherd vessel the M/V Sharpie encountered a group of four fishing skiffs in the Vaquita Refuge on the morning of February 8th. AtContinue reading “Shots Fired at Sea Shepherd Ship Inside Vaquita Refuge”
Quito, Ecuador, January 20, 2020 — As part of its ongoing efforts to protect the world’s oceans utilizing law and policy, Sea Shepherd Legal entered into an official agreement today with Ecuador’s Office of the Attorney General to increase Ecuador’s capacity to fight illegal fishing and related criminal activity – scourges that threaten marine biodiversityContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Legal Signs Agreement With Ecuador’s Attorney General to Fight IUU Fishing”
Oil slick and biological debris from dead farmed salmon contaminate Pristine UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
SAN FELIPE, November 12th, 2019 – The Mexican Navy (SEMAR) along with Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), agents from the Office of the Federal Attorney General for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), agents from the National Commission on Fisheries and Aquaculture (CONAPESCA), and Federal Police (Policia Federal), supported by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s M/VContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Supports Mexican Navy During Dawn Raid Seizing 16 Illegal Totoaba Gillnets”
NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2019 – Sea Shepherd, the world’s most passionate protector of ocean life, will be lighting the Empire State Building blue and white to raise awareness for the oceans this Saturday, November 9th. The lighting will be led by Elizabeth Lail, actor and ocean advocate, in a ceremony open to press on November 8th. “On November 9th, transformed brieflyContinue reading “Sea Shepherd To Illuminate Empire State Building To Honor Its Commitment For The Oceans”
As you may have heard, NOAA Fisheries is considering granting a waiver to the Makah Tribe to hunt gray whales on the Washington Coast. An administrative hearing on the matter will take place at the Jackson Federal Building in Seattle, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on November 14th, and running through November 21st. We encourage SeaContinue reading “For The Whales: Sea Shepherd on Makah Tribe’s Request to Hunt Whales”
Crew members on board the Farley Mowat have marked the end of a scientific cetacean spotting expedition led by Mexico’s CONANP, and the start of Operation Milagro VI with the retrieval of the organization’s first gillnet of the season inside the vaquita refuge, a federally protected sanctuary for the world’s most endangered cetacean. In collaborationContinue reading “Sea Shepherd hauls ghost net marking start of Operation Milagro VI”
New DFO data validates concerns of First Nations and conservation groups, shows 60% decline in biomass since 2016.