We are Sea Shepherd UK
Sea Shepherd UK is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization...
Established in 1977, our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. We use innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd UK works to ensure their survival for future generations.
 
We are Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd UK is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.
 
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Sea Shepherd News
Sea Shepherd News

Sea Shepherd Welcomes the end of Whaling in the Southern Ocean

Sea Shepherd’s Statement on Japan’s Decision to Commercially Slaughter Whales. Photo Credit: Sea Shepherd & Barbara Veiga Los Angeles, California – December 26 th , 2018 – Since 2002, Sea Shepherd...
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Taiwanese Captain Sentenced 20 Years for Shark Finning in Tanzania

The owner and captain of the Malaysian-flagged fishing vessel (F/V) Buah Naga 1 that was boarded and arrested by Tanzanian law enforcement agents as part of Operation Jodari have pleaded guilty to...
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Sea Shepherd’s flagship the M/Y Steve Irwin retires after a life defending the oceans

Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel the M/Y Steve Irwin has conducted multiple campaigns in defense of the world’s oceans, from protecting pilot whales in the Faroes, blue fin tuna in the Mediterranean,...
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Foreign Industrial Trawler Arrested as Sea Shepherd Launches Renewed Partnership with Liberia

In a joint operation with the Liberian Ministry of National Defense to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Republic of Liberia, West Africa, Sea Shepherd assisted the...
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Thwarted Again: Poaching Vessels Still Stuck in Cabo Verde Port after 2015 Arrest

Back in May 2015, Sea Shepherd tipped off police in the West African Republic of Cabo Verde about the presence of two black-listed illegal fishing vessels sought by Interpol hiding out in their port...
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Sea Shepherd Concludes Operation Albacore III Against Illegal Fishing in Central West Africa

With the departure of the M/Y Bob Barker from Port Gentil, Gabon, Operation Albacore III , officially concluded. As on previous Operation Albacore campaigns, Gabonese Navy (Marine Nationale) and...
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Sea Shepherd partners with South Australian Government for science in the Great Australian Bight

Sea Shepherd Australia invited scientists from The South Australian Department of Environment and Water to accompany them on a science expedition aboard the M/Y Steve Irwin to the Investigator...
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Sea Shepherd Launches a New Campaign in the Mediterranean Sea: Operation Siso

Sea Shepherd protects the Italian waters thanks to a joint collaboration and support from the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund to tackle Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the...
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European commercial fishing vessel busted in Africa for shark finning

Shark caught on the hooks of the Vema. Photo by Tara Lambourne/Sea Shepherd On September 22nd, local authorities from the Central African island state of São Tomé and Príncipe boarded the...
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Commentary/Editorials
Commentary/Editorials

Why a Calm Day on Patrol is a Good Day on Patrol

Commentary by Sea Shepherd Captain Alistair Allan of the M/Y Sam Simon Liberia, West Africa – It’s another cloudless day and the blue water shimmers under the relentless assault from the sun....
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Operation Siso: 130 km of illegal fishing gear removed from the sea

Guided by a sperm whale, Operation SISO 2018 finishes with 130 km of illegal FADs (Fishing aggregating devices) removed from the sea. Commentary by Director of Sea Shepherd Italia, Andrea Morello....
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Pressures on Baltic Harbor Porpoises

Commentary by Perkunas campaign leader, Reinhard Grabler With only 500 animals left, the Baltic harbor porpoises have been declared critically endangered. Being killed as bycatch in fishing nets is...
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