- Tuesday, 28 March 2017
On March 21st, after receiving intelligence that a refrigerated cargo vessel was suspected of transmitting a fraudulent identity outside the Port of Monrovia, the Liberian Coast Guard assisted by Sea Shepherd crew and Israeli maritime advisors and conservationists boarded the 93-meter Sierra Leone-flagged motor vessel (M/V) Lian Run.
The Automatic Identification System (AIS), a navigational aid which a vessel uses to transmit its identifying information, such as name and radio call sign, was transmitting an IMO number that did not exist in any record. IMO numbers are unique identifiers that remain linked to a vessel throughout its lifetime to improve the safety of life at sea and reduce maritime fraud.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Assists Liberian Coast Guard in Arrest of Cargo Vessel on Suspicion of Identity Fraud...
- Friday, 24 March 2017
Exmouth resident and Sea Shepherd spokesperson Grace Keast said, "The annual competition, GAMEX, in Exmouth has previously taken place without conflicts between local conservationists and fishermen but this tide has just turned. The capture of a mature tiger shark measuring nearly 4 metres has caused an outcry in the local community."
"Local eco-tourism could be hard hit by such images. The industry that promotes best practice for swimming with mega-fauna being seen alongside the barbaric treatment of such a beautiful shark is a true contradiction of how we treat our life on Ningaloo Reef. We need to see more protection being offered to the apex predators of the oceans," said Ms Keast
Read more: Western Australia's GAMEX fishing competition damaging reputation of region with catch of 4m Tiger...
- Tuesday, 21 March 2017
March 21, 2017 - Today Sea Shepherd launched the trailer for their up and coming movie entitled Operation Jeedara.
In August 2016, as part of the Great Australian Bight Alliance, Sea Shepherd sent their flagship vessel, the MY Steve Irwin deep into the Great Australian Bight.
It was an expedition to showcase the beauty of the region that would be lost if BP were allowed to drill for oil there and create a spill of similar or lesser size than their devastating spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
What Sea Shepherd captured is nothing short of extraordinary, showcasing truly what the Australian spirit is all about.
This documentary is a visual feast that will entice people from all over the world to see one of the Earth’s best kept secrets.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Jeedara documentary trailer as part of their Bight defence campaign
- Friday, 17 March 2017
March 17, 2017, Fremantle, Western Australia
Sea Shepherd has been a strong advocate for many years for non lethal shark mitigation strategies, because the reality is that nets, drum-lines and shark cull's are proven to be merely a false sense of security that make matters worse from a public safety perspective and decreasing biodiversity in our oceans that we all rely on.
On average, around five to ten shark fatalities occur around the globe per annum, and given the millions of people globally that enter the marine environment, its clear that we are not on the menu, just sometimes in the way. On average, around five to ten shark fatalities occur around the globe per annum, and given the millions of people globally that enter the marine environment every day, it is clear that we are not on the menu, just sometimes in the way.
Read more: Sea Shepherd and Paul De Gelder launches first aid shark response video
- Monday, 06 March 2017
Despite a worldwide ban on the transportation of shark fins by major shipping carriers, a three-month investigation by Sea Shepherd Global -- as part of their global shark defense campaign Operation Apex Harmony -- has verified that large shipments of shark fin are still arriving in Hong Kong on airlines and shipping lines that have made ‘No Shark Fin’ carriage ban commitments.
Sharks are in big trouble around the world, with some populations crashing by more than 90%. Some species, such as the hammerhead shark, are facing a very real threat of extinction.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Investigation Reveals Huge Volume of Shark Fins Evading International Shipping Bans
- Thursday, 23 February 2017
Ocean Warrior remains in hot pursuit
Dunedin, New Zealand, February 23rd 2017
Today the Steve Irwin returned to Dunedin, New Zealand completing its job defending the whales as part of Sea Shepherd’s 11th Antarctic whale defence campaign, Operation Nemesis.
While the Ocean Warrior remains in hot pursuit of the factory vessel, the Steve Irwin captain Wyanda Lublink and her crew, can hold their heads high for a job very well done.
Read more: Sea Shepherd’s Steve Irwin vessel completes patrol of Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
- Thursday, 23 February 2017
Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Sola Stella with the Liberian Ministry of National Defense: New campaign to eradicate illegal fishing kicks off with the arrest of three poaching vessels
For the past three weeks, Sea Shepherd has been secretly patrolling the waters of the Republic of Liberia in West Africa in a covert operation to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Working in partnership with the Liberian Ministry of National Defense under the coordination of the Honorable Minister Brownie Samukai, the MY Bob Barkeris patrolling Liberia’s coastline with 20 crew under the command of Captain Fraser Hall, ten Liberian Coast Guard sailors with the authority to board, inspect and arrest ships violating Liberian law, and two Israeli maritime advisors and conservationists providing training assistance.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Sola Stella with the Liberian Ministry of National Defense
- Thursday, 16 February 2017
The Australian Wooden Boat Festival board banned Sea Shepherd Australia from having a stall at this year's festival in Hobart (see link below for correspondence). The board has written to Sea Shepherd claiming it is 'political' and had the potential to 'harm the reputation' of the festival.
Nevertheless, the board accommodated stalls from the companies involved in the highly political and contentious fish farming industry as well as other non-government organisations.
Read more: Hobart festival banned Sea Shepherd