Monday, 20 March 2017
On March 13th the Nigerian-flagged fishing vessel (F/V) Star Shrimper XXV was boarded in waters belonging to the West African state of Liberia by the Liberian Coast Guard, assisted by Sea Shepherd crew and Israeli maritime advisors and conservationists. The vessel was actively fishing without a Liberian fishing license, the most serious offense under the Liberian Fisheries Regulations, for which the penalty can be a fine up to one million United States dollars (USD 1,000,000).
Read more: ‘Sustainably-Certified’ Shrimp Trawler Arrested by Liberian Coast Guard with Assistance from Sea...
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
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
by Captain Alex Cornelissen, from Sea Shepherd Global Headquarters in Amsterdam
After 75 days at sea our ships are still in the waters around Antarctica chasing the Japanese whaling fleet.
This is the first year that Sea Shepherd has returned to protect the whales from the Japanese poachers since their new and revised “research” program was started in the 2015/2016 season, when they killed 333 minke whales, more than half of them pregnant females. The Japanese government seems unconcerned by the opinion of the rest of the world and despite tough words from the international community, nothing has been done to put a stop to this “research whaling” charade.
Read more: Nemesis Update: Day 75
Wednesday, 08 February 2017
February 07, 2017
The annual Goed Geld Gala of the Dutch Postcode Lottery was held Monday in the Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam. Drs. Geert Vons, General Director of Sea Shepherd Netherlands and Captain Alex Cornelissen, Sea Shepherd Global Executive Officer, both attended the Gala. Imme Rog, Managing Director of the National Postcode Lottery, presented them both with a check for 900,000 Euros.
This year marks the tenth year in which Sea Shepherd has been awarded support from the National Postcode Lottery. To date, we have received 15.6 million Euros, funds that greatly benefit Sea Shepherd’s global campaigns.
Read more: Dutch Postcode Lottery Supports Sea Shepherd with €900,000
Monday, 06 February 2017
Our Social Media Coordinator Lex Rigby monitors and moderates comments on Sea Shepherd Global’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts. Since we’ve found the same questions get asked over and over, we thought it was time to address these in a more comprehensive way.
Read more: Frequently Asked Questions about Operation Nemesis
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
At 6am this morning (25th January 2017) Sea Shepherd’s fast boat MV Spitfire finally arrived back in the UK having been released by the Faroese Police following Sea Shepherd’s successful appeal to a Danish Judge in Torshavn, Faroe Islands on the 24th November 2016.
MV Spitfire sailed direct to the Danish Faroe islands from Dunnet Bay in the North of Scotland – clearing customs at Torshavn harbour on 16th August 2014 for 90 days of patrol duties on Operation Grindstop 2014 to save pilot whales and dolphins from being killed in the drive hunts (called ‘grindadráp’ in Faroese) in which approximately 800 to 850 small cetaceans each year.
Read more: Sea Shepherd UK’s fast boat MV Spitfire arrives back in the UK after being held in the Faroe Islands
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
In the 48 hours following Sea Shepherd’s discovery of a Japanese whaling vessel poaching in the Australian Whale Sanctuary, images of the harpooned minke whale on its deck have gone viral, generating international outrage, as well as criticism from the Australian government.
Photographs and video footage taken from the helicopter of Sea Shepherd’s MV Steve Irwin show the crew of the Nisshin Maru factory ship hastily concealing the slaughtered whale with a tarp, while the crew of the nearby Yushin Maru scrambled to cover their harpoon guns. But the damage was already done. “Once again Sea Shepherd caught the Japanese whale poachers with blood on their hands,” said Sea Shepherd Global Director, Captain Alex Cornelissen. The images immediately went viral on Twitter and Facebook, reaching over 4.5 million views by Tuesday morning, and has been picked up by all major international press outlets in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand.
Read more: OPERATION NEMESIS UPDATE: Images of Japanese Poachers caught with Dead Whale Go Viral
Sunday, 15 January 2017
After five weeks of patrolling the Southern Ocean, Sea Shepherd has located the Japanese whale poachers’ factory whaling vessel in the Australian Whale Sanctuary with a dead minke whale on its flensing deck, the first to be documented since the International Court of Justice ruled against their whaling operations in the Antarctic in 2014.
The Nisshin Maru was spotted by the helicopter of Sea Shepherd’s MY Steve Irwin at 12:34AM GMT (11:34AM AEDT) at a position of 64 57.6S - 085 09.6E, within the Australian Whale Sanctuary. When the helicopter approached, the Nisshin Maru crew scrambled to hide the slaughtered whale with a tarp, while the fleet’s harpoon ships Yushin Maru and Yushin Maru #2 quickly covered their harpoons.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Catches Japanese Poaching Fleet with Dead Whale in Australian Sanctuary