Sea Shepherd Pohoiki Beach Clean Up

Commentary by Andrea Capilla

Pohoiki ( Issac Hale Beach Park) is located on lower Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was one of the only accessible beaches on this side of the island, with a boat ramp, and 3 bays which were favorites to local surfers and bodyboarders. However, one year ago Kilauea Volcano was going on its second month of eruption and the lava flow covered most of the ocean access for lower Puna.

An Iceland Without Whaling is On the Horizon

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson 

 On Thursday, June 21st, Iceland killed their first endangered Fin whale since 2015 and a Sea Shepherd crew were in place despite the poor weather to document Hvalur 8 dragging it back just before midnight and butchered during the early hours of Friday morning. 

Is Closure of BC Central Coast Roe Fishery a Red Herring? #SayNotoROE

MARCH 4th 2018
COMMENTARY BY CAPTAIN LOCKY MACLEAN
SEA SHEPHERD MARINE OPERATIONS AND CAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR
Hornby Island, Strait of Georgia, BC, CANADA locky@seashepherd.org

The herring stocks of West Coast Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and Prince Rupert have already collapsed. The Federal Government’s recent closure of the Central Coast area, an already wiped out herring fishery, only takes attention away from the slaughter taking place right now in the Strait of Georgia.

Sea Shepherd must adapt to more effectively defend Dolphins

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson

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The bloody killing cove in Taiji

Since the early Sixties, an insidious trade of intelligent, self-aware, sentient beings has been growing like a malignant cancer within human society. It is a slave trade that has been the cause of unimaginable misery and has claimed the lives of thousands of dolphins. This cruel industry has spread across Europe and Asia with hundreds of marine aquariums operating, many of them with grossly inadequate facilities.

The Whale Wars Continue

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson

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In 2005 we set out to tackle the world’s largest and most destructive whaling fleet. We were told it was impossible by some governments and a few NGO’s.

Hardly anyone even knew about Japan’s illegal slaughter in the Southern Ocean. It was out of sight and out of mind. They were targeting 1,035 whales a year including a yearly quota of 50 endangered Humpbacks and 50 endangered Fin whales.

Climate Change May Doom the Baby Seals

By Captain Paul Watson

Forty years ago on March 15th, 1977, French film star Brigitte Bardot traveled to the ice floes off the Eastern Coast of Canada to focus attention on the slaughter of baby whitecoat seals.

Her arrival was met with hostility by Newfoundland sealers and by the Canadian government, yet despite harassment and ugly threats she rode in my helicopter far offshore to meet the seals.