Wednesday, 27 July 2016
More blood has been shed on the shores of the Danish Faroe Islands in the second grindadráp (grind) of the year, in the same village where 43 pilot whales were slaughtered just three weeks ago.
At approximately 4pm yesterday, a pod of up to 200 pilot whales was spotted by locals on the island of Viðoy, before being pursued by 25 boats for over two hours to Hvannasund beach where 120 of the whales were killed. Hvannasund is one of 23 “approved killing beaches” in the Faroe Islands, where it is permitted for locals to slaughter pilot whales and dolphins.
Read more: Sea Shepherd prepares legal proceedings against Denmark as Blood is Spilled Again on the Shores of...
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Sea Shepherd Global is inviting its supporters around the world to lend their artistic voices to the global chorus of outrage against the grindadráp, in order to raise awareness of this bloody practise through creative mediums.
Sea Shepherd Global wishes to extend an opportunity to generate unique, creative interpretations both literal and abstract that honour the memory of the countless pilot whales and other dolphins that have been slaughtered in the bloody fjords of the Faroe Islands.
Read more: Create An Artistic Impression of the Grind
Thursday, 07 July 2016
Today, at approximately 1200 local time, a pod of 30-50 pilot whales was slaughtered in the first grindadráp (grind) of the year, on the island of Viðoy in the Danish Faroe Islands archipelago.
The ordeal began this morning when locals spotted a pod of between 100-150 pilot whales passing by Svínoy. Several boats then drove the pod of whales approximately 11 kilometres to Hvannasund, where the whales were forced to beach, and slaughtered by locals. Faroese media outlets have confirmed between 30-50 pilot whales have been killed.
Read more: Blood Spills on to the Shores of the Danish Faroe Islands in the First Pilot Whale Slaughter of...
Monday, 04 July 2016
Sea Shepherd Global has launched its latest weapon in the battle to protect the world’s oceans; the new patrol vessel, Ocean Warrior.
After 18 months of construction by Dutch shipbuilding company, Damen, Ocean Warrior was lowered into the waters of Antalya Harbour in Turkey last Friday.
“This is a momentous day for Sea Shepherd, and for all of our supporters, and a bad day for poachers,” said CEO of Sea Shepherd Global, Captain Alex Cornelissen. “The launch of the Ocean Warrior marks a new era for our organisation, as we now have a ship with the speed and capabilities to match the fastest poaching vessels in the world.”
Read more: Sea Shepherd Global Launches New Patrol Vessel, Ocean Warrior
Friday, 01 July 2016
With the toxic tide of marine plastic pollution devastating oceans and marine wildlife worldwide, Sea Shepherd Australia’s Marine Debris Campaign is getting behind the Plastic Free July initiative in a major way. Plastic Free July is an annual global campaign which aims to create awareness of the environmental problems associated with plastics, in particular single-use plastic products.
During the month of July, Sea Shepherd Australia’s Marine Debris Teams are hosting a range of community events across Australia in support of Plastic Free July.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Cleaning Up Australia for Plastic Free July
Thursday, 30 June 2016
The crew of the Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, has captured distressing footage of the devastating impacts of by-catch.
The footage, which shows sharks being caught, hauled and discarded back into the ocean, was filmed by the Sea Shepherd crew on a recent patrol of the waters of the Republic of Gabon in central-west Africa.
The Bob Barker has been conducting patrols in the region since April as a part of Operation Albacore; a new campaign to tackle illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, under the direction of the Government of Gabon.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Global Releases Distressing Footage of the Devastating Impacts of By-Catch
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Operation Driftnet, a campaign launched by Sea Shepherd Global in February, 2016, has successfully ended the operations of a fleet of 6 illegal fishing vessels.
In an email to Sea Shepherd Global Director Captain Alex Cornelissen, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has communicated the results of their investigation. The Chinese government has temporarily suspended the fishing licenses of all of the vessels owned by the company, the Dong Xing Long Ocean Fishing Company. The six vessels of the Fu Yuan Yu fleet have been ordered to remain in port for an indefinite period. In addition, the captains of the fishing vessels have had their certification as Masters permanently revoked and each vessel has been fined the equivalent of $300,000 U.S. dollars.
Read more: Operation Driftnet a Resounding Success; Sea Shepherd Shuts Down Entire Illegal Driftnet Fleet
Saturday, 25 June 2016
Scottish actor Ross McCall released his 22-minute documentary short on YouTube this week chronicling his experience in the Faroe Islands.
The actor was on board the MV Bridgitte Bardot last year for Sea Shepherd’s 2015 Pilot Whale Defense Campaign, Operation Sleppid Grindini.
Every year, the Danish Faroe Islands partake in what is known as The Grindadrap. Locals in boats drive pods of pilot whales and dolphins on to their beaches where they are brutally slaughtered with retractable spears.
Read more: Actor/filmmaker Ross McCall Debuts Documentary About Pilot Whale Slaughter in Faroe Islands