Wild salmon are in great danger!

Wild salmon populations of the Pacific Northwest are potentially at risk due to the impact of diseases and parasites caught from farmed salmon that share the same waterways.


We are helping work toward a solution.

Sea Shepherd is sending its research vessel, the R/V Martin Sheen, for the second year to British Columbia to conduct scientific research of the problem.  World renowned expert biologist Alexandra Morton is leading the study.


Operation Virus Hunter 2016
Campaign Summary

Sea Shepherd campaign Operation Virus Hunter 2016 saw the vessel RV Martin Sheen under the leadership of Alexandra Morton, head up the coast of British Columbia, Canada to expose open pen Atlantic salmon farms and the impact they are having on wild Pacific salmon and the the surrounding eco-systems.