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

#Defend500: The Baltic Harbor Porpoises Need You to Take Action

In the 2018 Perkunas campaign Sea Shepherd Germany has patrolled several protected areas in the Baltic Sea between April and June. The crew of the MV Emanuel Bronner monitored fishing gear with an...
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Sea Shepherd’s Operation Siracusa: Busting Poachers

Sea Shepherd Italy’s Operation Siracusa launched its 2018 campaign with the announcement of the arrest of poachers in the Plemmirio Marine Park. At the first light of dawn on July 23rd, the Sea...
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‘Ocean Warrior’ Arrives in Mozambique to Expand the Fight Against Illegal Fishing in Partnership with East African Countries

After six months of successful at-sea patrols in the waters of Tanzania, the Sea Shepherd ship M/Y Ocean Warrior arrived in Maputo, Mozambique to support a meeting between FISH-i Africa Task Force...
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Captain Peter Hammarstedt Nominated for the 2018 Pritzker Award

Sea Shepherd Captain Peter Hammarstedt has been named as one of the 20 candidates for the 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability...
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Foreign Poaching Vessels Face Charges for Fishing in Gabonese Marine Reserve

Operation Albacore Legal Update - Last week, Gabonese law enforcement agents, working alongside Sea Shepherd crew on board the M/Y Bob Barker, arrested two foreign industrial trawlers, F/V Jinli 961...
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Illegal Fishing Activities Thwarted in Tanzania After Six Months of Joint Patrols

Illegal fishing in the waters of Tanzania has been significantly thwarted thanks to six months of at-sea patrols by a coalition of Tanzanian law enforcement agencies, Fish-i Africa and Sea Shepherd...
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Icelandic Whaling Company Kills Endangered Blue Whale

Sea Shepherd volunteers monitoring the Hvalur hf whaling station in Hvalfjordur Iceland have documented the slaughter of an endangered Blue whale on the night of July 7 th , the 22 nd endangered...
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Three Illegal Fishing Vessels Arrested: Sea Shepherd returns to Gabon to help protect Africa’s largest marine protected area

A year after Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba declared the creation of nine new national marine parks and 11 new aquatic reserves at the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York, Sea Shepherd...
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Fleet Targeting Sharks in Timor Leste Released Without Charge

The fleet of 15 industrial fishing vessels arrested for targeting sharks by Timor Leste authorities with assistance from Sea Shepherd in September 2017 have been released without charge. Sea...
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Commentary/Editorials
Commentary/Editorials

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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An Iceland Without Whaling is On the Horizon

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson On Thursday 21st June Iceland killed their first endangered Fin whale since 2015 and Sea Shepherd crew were in place to document the whaling ship 'Hvalur 8'...
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Governments Allow Exemptions for Killing of Protected Species in the Baltic Sea

Commentary by Perkunas Campaign Leader Reinhard Grabler In early June five gray seals were found dead in the Gulf of Gdansk, Poland. All of them had suffered several massive injuries, without a...
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