Sea Shepherd crew saves the life of an adult leatherback turtle entangled in illegal gillnet in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico – a Federally Protected and UNESCO listed Area.
On the night of April 10th, 2018, shots were fired at Sea Shepherd’s M/V Sharpie
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Conservationists intercept and remove illegal gillnet minutes before recovery by poachers, saving entire school of totoaba bass from black market trade.
SAN FELIPE, BAJA CALIFORNIA MEXICO – March 26th, 2018 – At 7:45 pm PST Sea Shepherd vessel M/V SHARPIE came upon an illegal gillnet within the Vaquita Refuge in the Northern Sea of Cortez, Mexico. The gillnet was entangled in a longline. As the ship’s crew began to separate the illegal fishing gear, they noticed live totoaba bass in the net, embarking on an unprecedented rescue operation.
Mexican Government Enforcement Officers start joint operations on board Sea Shepherd vessels, bolstering chances for survival of endangered vaquita porpoise and addressing security concerns in the region.
Sea Shepherd crew faces second drone shooting while protecting the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in Mexico.
Tension rises in the fight to protect the critically endangered vaquita porpoise.
Sea Shepherd is teaming up with UK-based design duo Ed and James Harrison on their conservation project ‘Under the Skin,’ an art series specializing in limited-edition, interactive screen prints of endangered animals from across the globe.
This new collaboration will celebrate some of the marine species that Sea Shepherd is tirelessly working to protect, as well as raise awareness of the threats these species face that are leading to their extinction.
The M/V Farley Mowat and the M/V John Paul DeJoria kick off Operation Milagro IV in the Gulf of California in collaboration with the Mexican Government