Collision at Sea as Sea Shepherd Vessels Attacked in Mexico’s Vaquita Refuge

Sea Shepherd and Mexican authorities rescue two assailants whose boat crashed into the conservation vessel Farley Mowat during an aggressive early morning attack against the non-profit environmental group. SAN FELIPE, BCN, Mexico – Jan. 1, 2021 – At approximately 07:00 on the morning of December 31st, a group of assailants in 5-7 fishing boats (known locallyContinue reading “Collision at Sea as Sea Shepherd Vessels Attacked in Mexico’s Vaquita Refuge”

Sea Shepherd Research Mission Discovers Possible New Species of Whale in Mexico

Scientists and conservationists capture footage of an unidentified whale species in the waters north of the San Benito Islands. Ensenada, BCN, Mexico – Dec. 8, 2020 – Researchers working with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society believe that they have discovered a previously unknown species of whale off the western coast of Mexico. On the morning of NovemberContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Research Mission Discovers Possible New Species of Whale in Mexico”

Totoaba Trafficking Arrests Made in Mexico

The illegal totoaba swim bladder trade is responsible for the decline of the critically endangered vaquita porpoise MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Nov. 26, 2020 – In a precedent-setting legal development, Mexican authorities have arrested six suspected totoaba traffickers under charges of Organized Crime – Crimes Against the Environment. A press release issued by the MexicanContinue reading “Totoaba Trafficking Arrests Made in Mexico”

Ghost Net Retrieval Operations Successfully Conclude in Vaquita Refuge

Sea Shepherd partners with local fishers to remove the marine debris threatening the survival of the world’s most endangered marine mammal. San Felipe, BCN, Mexico – Nov. 3, 2020 – This week marks the completion of a collaborative effort aimed at removing abandoned fishing gear from the habitat of the critically endangered vaquita. The program, whichContinue reading “Ghost Net Retrieval Operations Successfully Conclude in Vaquita Refuge”

Sea Shepherd Resumes Efforts to Save Critically Endangered Vaquita

In a race against time, the ocean conservation organization launches the seventh season of its urgent campaign to prevent the loss of a species on the brink of extinction SAN FELIPE, BCN, Mexico – Oct. 8, 2020 – After several months in port due to the logistical challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sea Shepherd hasContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Resumes Efforts to Save Critically Endangered Vaquita”

Sea Shepherd and EarthxTV Launch Exclusive Monthly Online Series – Sea Shepherd – Ocean ACTION Reports

Hosted by Captain Paul Watson and the captains and crew of Sea Shepherd’s fleet, this new series provides exciting updates on Sea Shepherd’s worldwide direct-action campaigns. Sea Shepherd is pleased to announce the launch of Sea Shepherd – Ocean ACTION Reports, a new series that will debut on EarthxTV during Climate Week September 21-27, 2020.Continue reading “Sea Shepherd and EarthxTV Launch Exclusive Monthly Online Series – Sea Shepherd – Ocean ACTION Reports”

Campaign Announcement – Operation Divina Guadalupe

Sea Shepherd embarks on the seventh season of its longest-running research campaign, providing novel insights into the behavior and ecology of Cuvier’s beaked whales. ENSENADA, BC, Mexico – Sept. 14, 2020  – Sea Shepherd’s research vessel, Martin Sheen, has departed for Guadalupe Island, marking the launch of Operation Divina Guadalupe. This long-term research collaboration focuses on the study of oneContinue reading “Campaign Announcement – Operation Divina Guadalupe”

Sea Shepherd Signs Agreement with Peru to Help Establish New Marine Protected Areas and Mitigate Threats to Marine Biodiversity

This new partnership provides at-sea and legal support to prevent the exploitation of one of the world’s most vulnerable marine ecosystems. LIMA, Peru – Aug. 11, 2020 – As part of its ongoing efforts to protect marine life in the Eastern Tropical Pacific and other biodiversity hotspots, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Sea Shepherd Legal enteredContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Signs Agreement with Peru to Help Establish New Marine Protected Areas and Mitigate Threats to Marine Biodiversity”

Sea Shepherd Warns that Sharks Have Less Protection on the High Seas

(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”

Sea Shepherd Seeks Injunction Against U.S. Agencies to Save Critically Endangered Māui Dolphin

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”