(Spanish Translation Below) On the 17th of July, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported an unusual concentration of Chinese-flagged fishing vessels congregating in the high seas of the Eastern Tropical Pacific, a maritime region that includes the Galapagos Marine Reserve. The Galapagos Marine Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to theContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Warns that Sharks Have Less Protection on the High Seas”
Legal action aims to prevent the loss of a rare dolphin species at risk of imminent extinction due to irresponsible industrial fishing practices July 1, 2020 – Sea Shepherd filed a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction yesterday in the U.S. Court of International Trade relating to its lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of HomelandContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Seeks Injunction Against U.S. Agencies to Save Critically Endangered Māui Dolphin”
As we at Sea Shepherd work to soon resume anti-poaching campaigns—especially joint at sea patrols led by West African governments and law enforcement—Sea Shepherd recognizes that illegal fishing disproportionately affects communities of color, throughout the world especially in the Global South. Their voices are actively excluded from the global fisheries narrative. We acknowledge that racializedContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Statement on Social Justice”
Sea Shepherd Legal and its co-counsel, Earthrise Law Center, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of Sea Shepherd New Zealand and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society against the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security, NOAA Fisheries, and the Treasury Department. These agencies have failed to take legally mandated action to ban imports from theContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Agencies to Save New Zealand’s Māui Dolphin from Extinction”
We are pleased to announce that Captain Alex Cornelissen has taken on the role of Chief Executive Officer for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Captain Cornelissen has a long and decorated history serving the world’s oceans and is also the CEO of Sea Shepherd Global. His extensive experience and strong leadership skills are invaluable assets toContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Welcomes New CEO: Captain Alex Cornelissen”
April 3rd, 2020 – Throughout almost half a century of campaigns on the high seas, our captains and crews have confronted continuous uncertainty, whether its the unpredictability of weather, dangerous ice conditions, or the attacks of poachers and whalers. We now confront a new adversary, invisible and deadly — the threat of COVID-19. A newContinue reading “Announcement – Sea Shepherd Fleet in Self Quarantine”
Commentary from Captain Paul Watson Our brave and hard-working crews continue to operate in the Vaquita Refuge. IF we do not, the poachers will move in to take advantage and that could doom the Vaquita.
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A silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) was seen during a freediving expedition by the dive crew of the M/V White Holly along with CONANP Park Ranger, in the pelagic waters of the Revillagigedo Archipelago. As our freedivers remained calm and still, the shark gently approached us with curiosity. But something was dangling from its mouth –Continue reading “Silky Shark with Longline Hook Seen During Freediving Expedition with CONANP Park Ranger”
The survival of the tiny cetacean is uncertain after an encounter with poachers and the fishing gear responsible for the decline of its species San Felipe, BCN, Mexico – March 7th, 2020 – A new video has surfaced on social media with disturbing footage of a vaquita trapped in an illegal totoaba gillnet. An anonymous sourceContinue reading “Vaquita found Entangled in Illegal Gillnet”