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Australians Have Lost The Plot When It Comes To Sharks

Sea Shepherd Apex Harmony flag

Commentary by Natalie Banks – Apex Harmony Chief Advisor:

The reaction to shark incidents in Australia is baffling and in most cases frightening to watch, as communities and those speaking loud enough, go through various stages of reactionary measures, from confusion and shock, sadness and loss, to anger and revenge, but never moving on to the final stage of acceptance.

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Over 1 million marine debris collected by Sea Shepherd in 2 years!

Over 1.2 milion peices of rubbish were collected around Australia's beaches and waterways in the last two years.

In February 2016, Sea Shepherd Australia announced a campaign dedicated to combatting and raising awareness of the global catastrophe that is plastic pollution in our seas. Two years on and the Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign in Australia has gone from strength to strength, proving to the world that plastic pollution is a problem worth addressing for the greater good of our oceans and its inhabitants

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Northern NSW Shark Net Trial Update

Shark Net - False Sense of Safety

Commentary by Allyson Jennings – NSW Apex Harmony Coordinator:

Our Apex Harmony crew have been out on the water documenting the shameful carnage of the Northern NSW shark net trial. Recently, they found two live eagle rays trapped in the Lennox Head and Lighthouse Beach nets. A phone call made to NSW Department of Primary Industries to inform them of the find and request them to release the rays was denied by a NSW DPI official.

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The nets of North Coast NSW are nothing but a band aid solution for ocean safety

A dead dusky whaler shark entangled in nets off Lennox Beach

Commentary by Allyson Jennings – NSW Apex Harmony Coordinator:

On Tuesday 12th December, our Apex Harmony crew was out on the water off Seven Mile Beach in Lennox Head documenting and recording when they came across a 1.5m Dusky Whaler shark, not long dead in the net. Dusky whalers are timid sharks and will swim away when approached.

Read more: The nets of North Coast NSW are nothing but a band aid solution for ocean safety

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  2. 31 Oct 2017 - The Sea Shepherd Flag
  3. 26 Oct 2017 - Statoil should follow BP & Chevron’s lead and leave the Great Australian Bight
  4. 01 Sep 2017 - Sea Shepherd must adapt to more effectively defend Dolphins
  5. 28 Aug 2017 - The Whale Wars Continue
  6. 15 Aug 2017 - Love is Love - Sea Shepherd supports marriage equality in Australia
  7. 08 Aug 2017 - Federal push for drumlines in West does nothing for public safety
  8. 16 Jun 2017 - Sea Shepherd condemns Japan's Governments bill to resume commercial whaling
  9. 18 May 2017 - The smarts on ‘SMART’ drum lines
  10. 02 May 2017 - In Liberia, We Shut Down Illegal Fishing
  11. 03 Apr 2017 - In Response to Japanese Whalers Reaching their Quota of 333 Whales
  12. 02 Apr 2017 - Another Battle is Over in the War to Save the Whales
  13. 30 Mar 2017 - “Not One Cent for Bribery” – The Story of the Arrest of the FV Lu Rong Yuan Yu 988
  14. 09 Mar 2017 - The End of Operation Nemesis
  15. 01 Mar 2017 - Kelly Slater Is Not An Enemy of the Sharks
  16. 23 Feb 2017 - Steve Irwin Back From Antarctica
  17. 24 Nov 2016 - Fear and loathing for the whales from UTAS and ANU reps
  18. 11 Nov 2016 - Sea Shepherd Slams the NSW Government’s Knee Jerk Reaction to Shark Encounters on the Northern NSW Coast
  19. 31 Oct 2016 - DPI Shark Net Survey – Urgent
  20. 25 Oct 2016 - Shark nets will not work in northern NSW
  21. 20 Oct 2016 - Nets are not the way to go to solve shark issue on NSW North Coast
  22. 08 Aug 2016 - Pearson Island Group - A wilderness area of global significance
  23. 11 Jul 2016 - Sea Shepherd Australia commends NSW Parliamentary Committee recommendations but still more work to do
  24. 20 Jun 2016 - Lack of transparency putting ocean users safety at risk in NSW
  25. 02 Jun 2016 - Western Australian Government killing an IUCN Red listed protected Great White Shark won't save lives
  26. 09 May 2016 - The Origin of Operation Albacore - a long walk, a long chase and a new front in the fight to protect African Wildlife
  27. 31 Mar 2016 - Thirty Years of Vigilance Against Destructive Driftnets
  28. 07 Mar 2016 - The End of the 'Bandit 6'
  29. 07 Feb 2016 - Greenpeace Is Sliding Backwards Down a Slippery Slope
  30. 14 Jan 2016 - It’s Time to Go Global With the Gruesome Grindadráp
  31. 12 Jan 2016 - Whales don’t have a choice, but you do, say no to Krill
  32. 06 Jan 2016 - Japan – The Cherry Picking Rogue Nation
  33. 20 Dec 2015 - Another doctor of the ocean killed for merely a false sense of security as part of Queensland's war on sharks
  34. 17 Dec 2015 - The HMNZS Otago returns to New Zealand today
  35. 16 Dec 2015 - Steve Irwin Galley Update
  36. 16 Dec 2015 - Dry dock report from MV Bob Barker in Tuzla, Turkey
  37. 04 Dec 2015 - Opposing the Japanese Pirate Whalers In the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
  38. 26 Nov 2015 - Smart drum lines, not so smart, Sea Shepherd Australia urges the NSW Government to reconsider their use
  39. 05 Oct 2015 - An overview of the 2015 NSW Shark Summit
  40. 15 Aug 2015 - We already cull thousands of predatory sharks a year, but shark attacks are rising
  41. 05 Aug 2015 - Proof that New South Wales nets only provide a false sense of security
  42. 04 Aug 2015 - Why Are Danes Killing Whales?
  43. 17 Jul 2015 - Sea Shepherd captures footage of juvenile dolphin caught on drum line in Queensland
  44. 07 Jul 2015 - It’s time for 1930’s shark nets to be a past memory
  45. 03 Jul 2015 - Saving the Smallest to Protect the Largest
  46. 14 Jun 2015 - Weathering the Storm
  47. 07 Jun 2015 - World Oceans Day - Every Day
  48. 26 May 2015 - Amazing Operation in the Red Sea
  49. 03 Apr 2015 - Fish On Friday - NO THANK YOU!
  50. 31 Mar 2015 - False Sense Options for Shark Mitigation are pushed to the side in Ballina, NSW Meeting
  51. 05 Mar 2015 - 78 Days of Pursuit: Operation Icefish Update
  52. 05 Mar 2015 - Court Victory for the Bluefin Tuna and Sea Shepherd
  53. 04 Mar 2015 - #SeriousAboutWildlifeCrime
  54. 25 Feb 2015 - Shark media hysteria has to go
  55. 10 Feb 2015 - Many shark safety options now available
  56. 29 Jan 2015 - ‘Hope’ is Not a Strategy – It’s a Chinese White Dolphin!
  57. 22 Jan 2015 - Sea Shepherd releases community consultation documents regarding the drum lines
  58. 15 Jan 2015 - The Murky Waters Where Science Becomes a Tool for Killing a Protected Species
  59. 23 Dec 2014 - WA Gov and WA Fisheries waste taxpayers’ money to achieve nothing in their bid to kill JAWS
  60. 28 Oct 2014 - Is it in Australia's national interests to kill IUCN Red Listed Protected sharks?
  61. 09 Oct 2014 - Cabo Verde – Raso Island
  62. 02 Oct 2014 - The Gauntlet of Praia de Achados
  63. 12 Sep 2014 - The Loggerheads of Santa Luzia
  64. 31 Aug 2014 - The Day After the Slaughter
  65. 28 Aug 2014 - Woe to the Poor Whales that Get Stranded on a Beach in the Ferocious Isles
  66. 27 Aug 2014 - Playing Fair with the Faroese
  67. 23 Aug 2014 - Captain Paul Watson Responds to a Pro-whaling Faroese Editorial
  68. 20 Aug 2014 - The Faroe Islands Support Commercial Whaling
  69. 19 Aug 2014 - Shark Week Special shows sinister side to Shark Week
  70. 13 Aug 2014 - Close Call for Pilot Whale Pod in the Suderoy
  71. 06 Aug 2014 - Killing Endangered Sharks
  72. 01 Aug 2014 - Brigitte Bardot and the Cape Verde Shearwaters
  73. 26 Jul 2014 - Opposing the Horrific Depravity of Senseless Slaughter in the Faroe Islands
  74. 09 Jul 2014 - Sea Shepherd makes submission to stop WA’s shark drum lines
  75. 07 Jul 2014 - Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering Sea Shepherd Haters in the Faroe Islands
  76. 10 Jun 2014 - Sea Shepherd Global Stands Ready to Oppose Renegade Japanese Whalers
  77. 30 May 2014 - Standing Guard Over Plemmirio
  78. 10 May 2014 - Pills of Extinction
  79. 09 May 2014 - Sea Shepherd Responds to Whaling Industry Plans for 2014/15 Season
  80. 09 Apr 2014 - The Jolly Roger Flying Proudly in Asia...
  81. 07 Apr 2014 - Sea Shepherd Australia thanks Bob Brown, as he steps down as chairman
  82. 08 Mar 2014 - Captain Paul Watson on Bindi Irwin and SeaWorld
  83. 06 Mar 2014 - Relentless to the End – Operation Relentless Update
  84. 04 Mar 2014 - Captain Hammarstedt Responds to Greg Hunt
  85. 25 Feb 2014 - Captain Peter Hammarstedt - Open Letter to Greg Hunt
  86. 20 Feb 2014 - My Experience Being Bitten By A Shark
  87. 03 Feb 2014 - World condemns West Australian Governments shark cull
  88. 23 Jan 2014 - A Kindness of hearts nurtures a force to be reckoned with for the oceans!
  89. 20 Jan 2014 - The Bloody Science of Whaling
  90. 07 Jan 2014 - Documenting the Slaughter in the Southern Ocean
  91. 04 Jan 2014 - The Tao of Sharks and Surfers
  92. 31 Dec 2013 - Much Ado About Nothing
  93. 29 Dec 2013 - New threat to Western Australian Marine Life
  94. 21 Dec 2013 - Sea Shepherd opposes the culling of a protected species off Western Australian coasts
  95. 05 Dec 2013 - Hurrah for the Hammer!
  96. 19 Nov 2013 - New Zealand Marine Wildlife Under Threat – Part 2: Shark Finning
  97. 11 Nov 2013 - Sea Shepherd Australia defends the whales in Seattle court
  98. 14 Oct 2013 - SeaWorld & co, WAZA and IMATA and Their Collaboration with the Dolphin Slaughter in Japan
  99. 04 Oct 2013 - Australia’s Grey Nurse Shark is Under Threat and Needs Your Help!
  100. 30 Sep 2013 - Sea Shepherd Australia gives gratitude to Barrister Jonathan Korman as we seek leave of the high court
  101. 30 Sep 2013 - Chinchilla Says the President is Not Responsible for Government Corruption
  102. 26 Sep 2013 - Environmental Protest is the New Piracy
  103. 25 Sep 2013 - New Zealand Marine Wildlife Under Threat - Part 1: Maui’s Dolphin
  104. 21 Sep 2013 - How Deep is The CR Shark Finning Rabbit Hole?
  105. 07 Sep 2013 - We Stand for the Dolphins, First, Foremost and Forever.
  106. 05 Sep 2013 - Why Its Important for The Cove Guardians to be in Taiji
  107. 03 Sep 2013 - The Cove Guardians and the Sea Shepherd Policy of Gaiatsu
  108. 29 Aug 2013 - And the Bloodlust Continues in the Faroe Islands...
  109. 22 Aug 2013 - Brutal Death and Suffering; Business as Usual in The Faroe Islands
  110. 20 Aug 2013 - Help Save the Réunion Sharks — Sign the Petition
  111. 09 Aug 2013 - As the Oceans Choke on Plastic so do the Whales
  112. 27 Jul 2013 - Requiem for the Sharks of La Reunion Island?
  113. 13 Jul 2013 - More About Scientific Whaling...
  114. 12 Jul 2013 - Week Three in The Hague
  115. 10 Jul 2013 - My Thoughts - Australia v. Japan ‘Scientific Whaling’ Case in the International Court of Justice
  116. 04 Jul 2013 - “Scientific Whaling” Morphs into “Cultural Whaling”
  117. 03 Jul 2013 - Reflecting on the Opening Arguments of Whaling in the Antarctic
  118. 21 Jun 2013 - The First Day of Summer 2013
  119. 19 Jun 2013 - The Japanese Industrialization of Ocean Destruction
  120. 13 Jun 2013 - Sea Shepherd views on the Cruise Report of the Japanese Whale Research Program
  121. 25 May 2013 - Iceland to Resume the Slaughter of Endangered Fin Whales
  122. 23 May 2013 - Florida’s Manatees are Dying in Record Numbers
  123. 22 May 2013 - FedCon goes Jolly Roger in Germany
  124. 20 May 2013 - Paddling For The Oceans
  125. 17 May 2013 - The Icelandic Boot Stomping Biodiversity Bank Robbing
  126. 17 Apr 2013 - Krill Fisheries, the Next Collapse?
  127. 07 Apr 2013 - Whalers Return to Japan in Disgrace
  128. 28 Mar 2013 - The Truth Behind All the Smoke and Mirrors
  129. 21 Mar 2013 - The Damn Shame of the Bonneville Dam
  130. 19 Mar 2013 - CITES – Victory of Good Over Evil
  131. 16 Mar 2013 - The Damn Hunger Games on the Columbia River
  132. 16 Mar 2013 - CITES 101 and the Year of the Sharks?
  133. 10 Mar 2013 - MacGyver at Perth OZ Comic Con
  134. 05 Mar 2013 - The “Illegal” Baby Killers
  135. 01 Mar 2013 - Sea Shepherd Escorts the Japanese Whaling Fleet Out of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
  136. 27 Feb 2013 - Ten Questions With Answers from the Southern Ocean
  137. 23 Feb 2013 - Operation Zero Tolerance Collision Statement
  138. 21 Feb 2013 - I Am Proud to Wear Sea Shepherd Garb
  139. 21 Feb 2013 - Our New Friends on the Whaling Fleet Tanker Sun Laurel
  140. 11 Feb 2013 - Letter to the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  141. 04 Feb 2013 - Japanese Whaler Welfare Bums Need to Get an Honest Job
  142. 25 Jan 2013 - Take Direct Action By Organizing a Local Beach Clean-Up
  143. 19 Jan 2013 - Be a Voice for the Dolphins
  144. 10 Jan 2013 - Vote Rigging In CITES?
  145. 07 Jan 2013 - Statement from Captain Paul Watson
  146. 04 Jan 2013 - Sharks on the Roof
  147. 03 Jan 2013 - Meeting the Descendants of Moby Dick
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