Vaquita found Entangled in Illegal Gillnet

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”

Sea Shepherd Attacked in Vaquita Refuge on World Wildlife Day

Violence erupts in the habitat of the most endangered marine mammal in the world as activists encounter rampant poaching in protected waters San Felipe, BCN, Mexico – March 4, 2020 – On the morning of March 3rd, Sea Shepherd crews were confronted by a large group of skiffs fishing illegally inside the Vaquita Refuge, a UNESCOContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Attacked in Vaquita Refuge on World Wildlife Day”

Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet Rescued inside Vaquita Refuge

Sea Shepherd and Mexican authorities worked tirelessly to save the marine mammal, trapped in the same illegal fishing gear responsible for the decline of the vaquita San Felipe, BCN, Mexico – February 24, 2020 – On the morning of February 21st, Sea Shepherd was alerted to the presence of a whale in life-threatening distress in theContinue reading “Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet Rescued inside Vaquita Refuge”

Sea Shepherd Embarks on Operation Treasured Islands – Revillagigedo

Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico – February 23, 2020 – Sea Shepherd is pleased to announce the launch of Operation Treasured Islands – Revillagigedo, a conservation and research campaign aimed at studying the animals and ecosystems of the largest marine protected area in North America – Mexico’s Revillagigedo Archipelago. This expedition is focused on the study ofContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Embarks on Operation Treasured Islands – Revillagigedo”

Shots Fired at Sea Shepherd Ship Inside Vaquita Refuge

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”

Sea Shepherd Legal Signs Agreement With Ecuador’s Attorney General to Fight IUU Fishing

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”

Sea Shepherd Supports Mexican Navy During Dawn Raid Seizing 16 Illegal Totoaba Gillnets

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”