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
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Following-on from the success of its 2015 Pilot Whale Defense Campaign, Sea Shepherd Global announces Operation Bloody Fjords; a new operation targeting the bloody slaughter of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands.
Every year, up to 1,000 migrating pilot whales and other dolphins are hunted and brutally killed in the Danish protectorate of the Faroe Islands in a practice known as the ‘grindadráp’ or ‘grind.’ The cruel and bloody practice continues with the support of the Danish government, in conflict with Denmark's international legal obligations.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Global Launches Operation Bloody Fjords
Thursday, 16 June 2016
In a partnership between Sea Shepherd, Byron Shire Council and the Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MLA, a feasibility study for shark spotting will take place at Wategos Beach after Mayor Simon Richardson successful moved a Mayoral Minute to support it at last weeks Council meeting.
The trial will be carried out by members of Sea Shepherd and will determine whether the location and spotting abilities at Wategos Beach are suitable for a longer term shark spotting program, paying attention to the impact of morning and afternoon glare, spotting distance from water, changes in visibility in differing weather conditions and levels of water user activity at different times of the day.
Read more: Australian First Shark Spotting Trial to Begin In Byron Bay
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Sea Shepherd Global announces the launch of Operation Siracusa 2016; the third consecutive campaign to tackle poaching and illegal fishing in the Plemmirio Marine Reserve on the east coast of Syracuse, Sicily (Italy).
Led by Sea Shepherd Italia, Sea Shepherd volunteers will work in collaboration with the Italian Coast Guard and onshore authorities to ensure law enforcement, to document poaching activities, and focus to media attention on the devastating consequences of poaching on the the marine environment in the region.
Read more: Operation Siracusa 2016
Saturday, 21 May 2016
Sea Shepherd's flagship vessel, the Steve Irwin, to join the campaign
In response to BP's plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, in waters deeper and rougher than the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Sea Shepherd launches Operation Jeedara.
The Great Australian Bight is rich in beauty and biodiversity, boasting the worlds most significant southern right whale nursery, as well as humpback, sperm, blue and beaked whales. It is also Australia's most important sea lion nursery and supports orcas, great white sharks, southern blue fin tuna and other fish down to the small pelagic.
Read more: Sea Shepherd launches Operation Jeedara, the Great Australian Bight campaign
Thursday, 19 May 2016
The crew of the Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, has assisted Gabonese authorities in the arrest of three illegal fishing trawlers in coastal waters off Gabon, Central West Africa.
The arrests followed a three-day coordinated effort between the Marine Nationale (Gabonese Navy), the ANPA (Fisheries Enforcement Agency) and Sea Shepherd that culminated in a successful night raid on the illegal vessels in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Read more: Three Illegal Fishing Trawlers Arrested Following Night Raid by Sea Shepherd and Gabonese...
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
- BP has shown it has learnt nothing from Gulf of Mexico disaster
- Shell proved oil accidents aren’t uncommon with its own Gulf of Mexico spill last week
- Great Australian Bight’s pristine waters should be off limits to oil and gas industry
British oil giant BP should drop its plans for deepwater oil exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight after Australia’s offshore oil and gas authority, NOPSEMA, sent back its application for a second time.
Read more: BP should drop Great Australian Bight deepwater oil drilling plans after NOPSEMA again sends back...
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
In a move which is in direct contrast to the trial of non-lethal alternatives to shark hazards on the New South Wales coast, the Western Australian Government has today reaffirmed its support of catching and killing sharks which pose a “serious threat.”
The announcement formed part of a $1.54m budget for shark hazard mitigation and continues to anger conservationists and the community, which came out in their tens of thousands to oppose lethal drum lines off Western Australia’s coastline.
Read more: WA Government committed to killing sharks posing a ''serious threat''