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2017 Aug 08 - Federal push for drumlines in West does nothing for public safety

2017 May 18 - The smarts on ‘SMART’ drum lines

2017 Apr 28 - Sea Shepherd submits that Shark Spotting trials in Australia should start immediately

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2016 Feb 24 - Shark Spotters Community Forums

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2016 Jan 15 - Sea Shepherd makes official complaint regarding Daily Telegraph’s attack

2015 Dec 24 - Daily Telegraph lies about Sea Shepherd

2015 Dec 23 - NSW Fisheries falsely accuses Sea Shepherd crew of de-baiting smart drum lines

2015 Dec 22 - Mariners not informed of navigational hazard for listening stations and “smart “ drum lines

2015 Dec 20 - Another doctor of the ocean killed for merely a false sense of security as part of Queenslands war on sharks (commentary)

2015 Dec 19 - Sea Shepherd assists with Hawksbill release at Julian Rocks, NSW

2015 Dec 11 - Sea Shepherd calls for greater transparency regarding use of smart drum lines.

2015 Nov 26 - Smart drum lines, not so smart, Sea Shepherd Australia urges the NSW Government to reconsider their use (commentary)

2015 Nov 26 - Sea Shepherd slams Queensland Government’s proposal to increase drum lines in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

2015 Nov 25 - Smart Drum lines, not so smart says Sea Shepherd Australia

2015 Nov 17 - Sea Shepherd engages Harvard student to assist analysing QLD shark data

2015 Nov 06 - Sea Shepherd issues a vote of no confidence in Queensland Authorities

2015 Nov 05 - Sea Shepherd flabbergasted at Department of Fisheries proposal to dramatically increase number of drum lines within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

2015 Oct 30 - Embracing the future of beach safety: NSW announces technology trials and parliamentary inquiry

2015 Oct 19 - Updated catch figures within NSW Shark Meshing Program hits over 17,000 marine animals

2015 Oct 09 - Evidence disputes claims that shark encounters cause harm to New South Wales tourism

2015 Oct 05 - An overview of the 2015 NSW Shark Summit

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2015 Jul 31 - The truth about shark nets in New South Wales

2015 Jul 17 - Sea Shepherd captures footage of juvenile dolphin caught on drum line in Queensland (commentary)

2015 Jul 07 - It's time for 1930's shark nets to be a past memory... (commentary)

2015 Jul 03 - Is the Queensland Government killing sharks and marine life without a permit to do so?

2015 May 19 - Sea Shepherd questions whether illegal drum lines are being used in the Great Barrier Reef by the Queensland Government

2015 May 02 - Fisheries Queensland leaves surfers and marine life at risk from shark nets and drum lines during wild weather

2015 Mar 31 - False Sense Options for Shark Mitigation are pushed to the side in Ballina, NSW Meeting (commentary)

2015 Feb 27 - Sea Shepherd Australia applauds City Beach for acknowledging the importance of sharks

2015 Feb 25 - Shark media hysteria has to go (commentary)

2015 Feb 10 - Many shark safety options now available (commentary)

2015 Jan 15 - The Murky Waters Where Science Becomes a Tool for Killing a Protected Species (commentary)

2014 Dec 23 - WA Gov and WA Fisheries waste taxpayers’ money to achieve nothing in their bid to kill JAWS (commentary)

2014 Dec 04 - Sea Shepherd call on Fed Environment Dept. to take legal action against the WA Government

2014 Oct 27 - Is it in Australia's national interests to kill IUCN Red Listed Protected sharks? (commentary)

2014 Oct 14 - Operation Apex Harmony Update

2014 Sep 26 - Sea Shepherd urges the WA Government to scrap nets idea in favour of effective barriers that benefit tax payers

2014 Sep 11 - EPA Assessment Agrees Shark Cull is Environmentally Unacceptable

2014 Aug 29 - WA Government ignores their own science and now their own survey to carry out shark cull

2014 July 09 - Sea Shepherd makes submission to stop WA’s shark drum lines (commentary)

2014 May 08 - Baiting and killing sharks not the answer

2014 April 14 - Western Australian fisheries in league with Japanese whale poachers

2014 March 27 - Undersize sharks caught on WA's drum lines not given best opportunity to survive

2014 March 13 - EPA rules out assessment despite 23,000 public submissions

2014 Feb 26 - Sea Shepherd Australia takes Western Australia Government, Premier Colin Barnett and WA Fisheries Minister to Supreme Court

2014 Jan 1 - Australians oppose cull of protected great white sharks by Barnett Government

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Operation Apex Harmony - Timor Leste Campaign Introduction
Operation Apex Harmony - Timor Leste Campaign Introduction
Operation Apex Harmony - Timor Leste is a Sea Shepherd campaign to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the waters of East Timor. The M/V Ocean Warrior and its crew are collaborating with East Timor National Police to stop a fleet of 15 industrial fishing vessels suspected of il...
Operation Apex Harmony - Timor Leste Campaign
Operation Apex Harmony - Timor Leste Campaign
Volunteer crew on Sea Shepherd's Ocean Warrior patrol vessel are working in partnership with the East Timor National Police (PNTL - Policia Nacionale Timor-Leste) to stop a fleet of 15 industrial fishing ships suspected of targeting sharks in East Timor and possibly the neighboring waters of Indones...
Operation Apex Harmony: Crew Aggressively Approached by DPI Subcontractor
Operation Apex Harmony: Crew Aggressively Approached by DPI Subcontractor
On 1st May, Sea Shepherd's Apex Harmony crew had divers at the Seven Mile Beach shark net at Lennox Head. Well after the dive flag was displayed from the Sea Shepherd small boat Grey Nurse, the boat of the Ballina shark meshing contractor, Wahoo approached aggressively to about 10m from the divers. ...
Operation Apex Harmony: Sea Shepherd Discovers Huge Shark Fin Shipments
Operation Apex Harmony: Sea Shepherd Discovers Huge Shark Fin Shipments
During a 3 month investigation into the shark fin trade in Hong Kong, Sea Shepherd verified evidence that shark fin traders are still shipping shark fins into Hong Kong on airlines and shipping lines that have bans in place. The shark fin traders circumvent the shippers alert measures by declaring t...
Operation Apex Harmony: Miss Earth Australia Qld Finalist inspects QLD drum line program
Operation Apex Harmony: Miss Earth Australia Qld Finalist inspects QLD drum line program
Charlotte Rose joined our crew for one of our regular inspections of the Qld Government's Shark Control Program equipment on the Gold Coast. Whilst no entangled wildlife was encountered, it is always shocking to see this lethal equipment deployed in our waters.
Operation Apex Harmony: Two rare Japanese Devilrays found in shark net - Queensland
Operation Apex Harmony: Two rare Japanese Devilrays found in shark net - Queensland
Sea Shepherd's Apex Harmony crew found two rare Japanese Devilrays in one shark net 100m apart from one another at Miami Beach on the Gold Coast - one had two large bites from a shark, proving that catches attract sharks to the area. For further information please go to: http://www.seashepherd.org...
Operation Apex Harmony: Juvenile tiger shark caught on drum line at Point Cartright Queensland
Operation Apex Harmony: Juvenile tiger shark caught on drum line at Point Cartright Queensland
1m juvenile tiger shark caught on the drum lines at Point Cartright, Sunshine Coast Queensland on the 19 December 2015.
Operation Apex Harmony: Tiger Shark caught on Drum line, Gracetown WA
Operation Apex Harmony: Tiger Shark caught on Drum line, Gracetown WA
Gracetown, drum-line number 5 , Western Australia, 10:00am AWST - another tiger sharks was caught this morning with a hook through the left hand side of its mouth and penetrating through the top of its head. Fisherman hacks away at the sharks mouth and head, completely butchering any chance of this ...
Operation Apex Harmony: Global shark crisis! - POWERFUL VIDEO
Operation Apex Harmony: Global shark crisis! - POWERFUL VIDEO
With global shark populations being driven towards extinction, this is not just a China issue, but a global issue and we are all responsible.
Operation Apex Harmony: Tiger Shark Nursed Back to Life!
Operation Apex Harmony: Tiger Shark Nursed Back to Life!
Today Shark observers on board the Sea Shepherd Response vessel "Bruce" witnessed the release of a 2.4 metre female juvenile tiger shark by WA Fisheries. Suffering with a hook in through it's head, the WA Fisheries department removed the hook and tagged it as a live release shark. The Shark was in p...
Operation Apex Harmony: WA Shark Cull Claims Another Two Victims
Operation Apex Harmony: WA Shark Cull Claims Another Two Victims
Monday 14th April, 2014 This morning off the Perth Metro meat curtains (aka Barnett's drum lines), Sea Shepherd's Bruce the RIB, witnessed the following: 08:00 am AWST - Drum line approximately 1km off Scarborough Beach - 2.7 metre Tiger shark caught, injured and released Bruce the RIB noticed tha...
Operation Apex Harmony: WA Fisheries Dept ignores offer of assistance to save shark
Operation Apex Harmony: WA Fisheries Dept ignores offer of assistance to save shark
April 15, 2014, 11.30am The WA Department of Fisheries ignore an offer by Sea Shepherd and Independent Observers to assist an immobilised baby tiger that was released alive after being caught on one of the Cottesloe drum lines. Upon being released, Sea Shepherd and Independent Observers notice the...
Operation Apex Harmony: Introducing Operation Apex Harmony
Operation Apex Harmony: Introducing Operation Apex Harmony
In response to the West Australian Government's war on our precious marine life, with the WA shark cull, Sea Shepherd is launching Operation Apex Harmony. Sea Shepherd is committed to defending sharks globally; for an ocean without sharks is a planet without people. These apex predators maintain th...
Operation Apex Harmony: Sea Shepherd's Operation Apex Harmony The Shark Cull Trailer
Operation Apex Harmony: Sea Shepherd's Operation Apex Harmony The Shark Cull Trailer
In response to the West Australian Government's war on our precious marine life, with the WA shark cull, Sea Shepherd is launching Operation Apex Harmony. The full documentary is coming soon which will showcase how the WA government has ignored the science and the wishes of the majority of the Aust...