Sea Shepherd in partnership with sovereign governments in Africa, is working together to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing to safeguard and secure biodiversity and nutrient-rich coastal waters and enable local fishermen access to their coastal waters to fish and sustain their livelihood.
Sea Shepherd is preparing to embark on its most ambitious venture to shutdown IUU fishing in critical coastlines of Africa, by starting 2018 in partnership with Liberia, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Tanzania. Sea Shepherd endeavors to add one new government partnership every year. Utilizing the Sea Shepherd vessels M/Y Bob Barker, M/Y Sam Simon and M/V Ocean Warrior, Sea Shepherd will provide partner countries with civilian vessels, operating crews and fuel. To build sustainability, Sea Shepherd will increase its investment in capacity-building by contributing additional support in terms of training and investigations.