- Thursday, 09 March 2017
by Captain Alex Cornelissen
The arrival of the Ocean Warrior in Henderson, Western Australia marks the end of this year’s anti-whaling campaign against Japanese whale poachers in the Southern Ocean.
Our ships have been at sea for 93 days (Ocean Warrior) and 90 days (the Steve Irwin). During this entire time they searched for the floating slaughterhouse the Nisshin Maru, but we regret to say we were unable to lock onto the stern of the Japanese factory ship.
Read more: The End of Operation Nemesis
- Wednesday, 01 March 2017
By Captain Paul Watson
What caused Kelly Slater to so radically change his views about sharks?
Or perhaps he did not change his views after all.
In 2014, Kelly was quoted in the Australian media saying in response to Premier Colin Barnett’s plan to kill sharks in Western Australia:
“I think it’s kind of silly. Humans want to control everything. We try to control (beach) erosion, we try to control sharks … we just try to control everything on this earth and it’s just crazy. We kill 100 million sharks a year or something crazy to make (shark fin) soup. We throw them back finless and dying. It’s like we’ve lost all feeling for other creatures on some level and I think that’s kind of sad. If I got eaten by a shark, I’d be honoured.”
Read more: Kelly Slater Is Not An Enemy of the Sharks
- Thursday, 23 February 2017
by Paul Watson
The Steve Irwin has arrived in Dunedin, New Zealand. One of the harpoon boats followed it all the way back to New Zealand waters. The Ocean Warrior is still chasing the Nisshin Maru and is being hunted by a second of the three harpoon vessels.
The Japanese whalers have doubled their kill area and reduced their kill quota. This makes them harder to catch with less time to catch them in.
Read more: Steve Irwin Back From Antarctica
- Thursday, 24 November 2016
File photo: Dead minke whales on the deck of the Japanese whaling factory ship, Nisshin Maru. Photo: Tim WattersSea Shepherd responds to article in the Australian by Julia Jabour, who is a senior lecturer, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania (UTAS) and Anthony Bergin, a senior research fellow at the Australian National University’s National (ANU) Security College and senior analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
The article was in the Australian on November 23rd, 2016, with the title "Close ports to Sea Shepherd or risk sharing guilt for its vigilantism"
Read more: Fear and loathing for the whales from UTAS and ANU reps
- Friday, 11 November 2016
The NSW Government has taken a step back in time as three environmental protection acts are attacked in an effort to take NSW back into the 1930’s and remove the safeguards put in place to protect human life, marine animals and native flora. Given our dependence on nature for our survival, protecting our environment, is protecting human life.
On November 9th, Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Minister Niall Blair introduced a motion to repel the Biodiversity Conservation Bill, the Native Vegetation Act and amend the Fisheries Management Act.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Slams the NSW Government’s Knee Jerk Reaction to Shark Encounters on the Northern NSW...
- Monday, 31 October 2016
DPI Shark Net Survey – Urgent - Your chance to have your say in defence of human lives, precious marine life and future generations
Operation Apex Harmony Update: Commentary by Chris Lindgren – National Shark Campaign Coordinator
Shark Nets are scheduled to be deployed in early December 2016 on the Northern NSW Coast, despite evidence these “mitigation” methods do not work and despite there being proven, non-lethal, technologies available to further reduce the already very low risk of shark encounter on our beaches.
Read more: DPI Shark Net Survey – Urgent
- Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Commentary by Natalie Banks, Apex Harmony Chief Advisor
The northern NSW community have had enough! They want answers to a difficult problem; keeping ocean users safe from a marine animal. Sharks bites in the region feel like they are constantly in the news. The community have had enough of "shark experts," failed trials from the NSW Government and the like! They want genuine solutions; but shark nets are not one of them! By going through shark attack files, it is clear that these nets do not prevent encounters; 16 unwanted shark encounters at beaches with drum lines or shark nets in Queensland and 44 (at last count) in New South Wales and sadly with some major shark bites and a fatally included! The 19 shark encounters during the past 10 years alone, at “shark controlled” beaches have been included, so you can see for yourself and not just take my word.
Read more: Shark nets will not work in northern NSW
- Thursday, 20 October 2016
Commentary by NSW Apex Coordinator – Allyson Jennings
On Tuesday October 12th 2016, Premier Mike Baird announced that the popular northern New South Wales beach holiday destination of Ballina will have shark meshing installed off its beaches for 6 months. This is subject to federal government approval from Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg who has stated previously that he would consider supporting such moves to protect human lives first.
Read more: Nets are not the way to go to solve shark issue on NSW North Coast