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.
We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during these especially challenging times.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”