Friday, 24 July 2015
Three Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Arrested; Another Two Detained
More Face Charges For Attempting To Save Whales
Yesterday, approximately two hundred pilot whales were slaughtered on the killing beaches of the Danish Faroe Islands. The slaughters, known by the traditional Faroese term ‘grindadráp,’ took place over two separate drive hunts which ended at the Bøur and Tórshavn killing beaches, making this the single bloodiest day in the archipelago this year.
Three Sea Shepherd crewmembers from South Africa, Belgium and Luxembourg have been arrested and another two, from Italy and France, have been detained for standing in defense of the whales that were targeted for slaughter.
Read more: Graphic Footage Shows Mass Slaughter of Pilot Whales in the Faroe Islands
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
United States and German Nationals Face Up To Two Years Imprisonment In The Faroe Islands If Found Guilty Of Defending Whales
Susan Larsen of San Francisco, United States, and Tom Strerath of Bremen, Germany, could face up to two years imprisonment if they are found guilty of breaching the Faroese Pilot Whaling Act.
The Sea Shepherd volunteers were arrested on Monday morning following an attempted grindadráp – the infamous drive hunt of cetaceans in the Faroe Islands – just north of Klaksvík in the northeast of the island archipelago.
Read more: United States and German Nationals Face Up To Two Years Imprisonment
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
UPDATE: SEA SHEPHERD VOLUNTEERS CHARGED
Two volunteer crewmembers from the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, have been arrested in the Faroe Islands.
Susan Larsen of the United States, driver of the small boat, Farley, and Tom Strerath of Germany, navigator of the same small boat, were arrested at approximately 0900 local time this morning.
The incident occurred following what is believed to have been an attempted grindadráp, just north of Klaksvík in the northeast of the island archipelago.
Shortly before the incident, the Sam Simon and the Farley were investigating a flotilla of approximately 15 local boats that was on the move, heading north past Klaksvík. The Danish Navy vessel, HDMS Triton was also in the region.
Read more: Two Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Arrested In The Faroe Islands With Assistance Of Danish Navy
Monday, 06 July 2015
Yesterday, at approximately 1300 local time, the Dutch-registered Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, arrived at Sund in the port of Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.
The Sam Simon joins fellow Sea Shepherd ship, the Australian-registered Brigitte Bardot, and a land team of volunteers from around the world, for the organization’s 2015 Pilot Whale Defense Campaign, Operation Sleppid Grindini.
Read more: The Sam Simon Arrives In The Faroe Islands
Saturday, 04 July 2015
The Captain, Chief Engineer and Second Mechanic of the notorious poaching vessel, Thunder, have been charged with counts of pollution, reckless driving, forgery and negligence in São Tomé and Príncipe.
The charges were handed down in a local court on Friday following a three-month investigation into the events surrounding the sinking of the poaching vessel in the waters off the West African island state on April 6 this year.
Read more: Thunder Captain And Officers Face Justice In The Wake Of Operation Icefish
Friday, 03 July 2015
Discrepancies in the actual number of drum lines verses permitted
Sea Shepherd Australia is demanding answers regarding the use of up to nine drum lines being used within the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park without a required permit. After extensive conversations with both the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Department of Fisheries Queensland, Sea Shepherd has uncovered a range of discrepancies, the most damning being the use of up to nine drum lines by the Queensland Government, without permission from the federally governed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Read more: Is the Queensland Government killing sharks and marine life without a permit to do so?
Thursday, 02 July 2015
The Dutch-registered Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, has left Norwegian waters, following a short stop in the northern port of Tromsø. Captain Lockhart MacLean of Canada and the crew of the conservation ship were in the northern Scandinavian port to document a shipment of endangered Fin whale meat, which is currently en route to Japan.
The mission, which follows-on from Sea Shepherd's announcement earlier this year that the organization will increase its presence in the North Atlantic, aims to shine an international spotlight on the illegal shipment of the endangered species.
Read more: Sam Simon Departs Norway Following Mission To Investigate Shipment of Endangered Fin Whale Meat
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
Only a few kilometres off the coast of Fremantle, Western Australia, lives the world’s rarest Sea Lions. They reside on a small Island called Carnac also famed for the large number of tiger snakes, featured in one of David Attenboroughs’ documentaries.
Read more: Sea Shepherd spotlight on a little Aussie Battler - the Endangered Australian Sea Lion needs our...