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Thursday, 26 May 2022

In a typical grindadrap drive hunt, a pod of pilot whales or Atlantic white sided dolphins is chased by dozens of small fishing boats, private speedboats, high powered RIBs, and sometimes jet skis, often for many miles and for several hours- an action itself which is illegal in Denmark, the UK, the entire European Union, and many other countries around the world due to the proven stress it...

Monday, 23 May 2022

Sea Shepherd UK's Ghostnet Campaign crew were out all last weekend diving a wreck site off the East Coat of Yorkshire in our newly launched boat 'Spectre' (an Offshore 105 boat complete with stern mounted diver lift and newly upgraded electronics, sonar, and navigation) and what a great weekend haul they had! Our 10 boat crew and divers were up very early to ensure we could get 'Spectre'...

Thursday, 28 April 2022

I am a member of Sea Shepherd UK, part of the wider Sea Shepherd movement that operates around the world to defend, conserve and protect marine wildlife and habitats. Here is an easy way that you can save billions of marine organisms and microorganisms, no matter where you live!  Governmental marine and land management departments and harbour masters (among many others) have been pouring...

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Kristján Loftsson, CEO of the Icelandic whaling company 'Hvalur hf' has stated in the Icelandic media that his ships will once again be hunting threatened Fin whales (the second largest whale species after the blue whale). Based on previous whaling season statistics and conversations with Hvalur hf whaling crew, we expect Loftsson's intention is to kill at least 140 Fin whales between mid-June...

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Commentary by Sea Shepherd CEO Captain Alex Cornelissen Over the past five years Sea Shepherd has focused on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU fishing). Our campaigns, primarily in West Africa, have given us a wealth of information regarding the impact of both IUU fisheries as well as large scale industrial fisheries on the ocean. It’s clear that mankind is killing all life in...

Wednesday, 03 June 2020

Commentary by Vijay Kritzinger, Senior Volunteer with Sea Shepherd UK Due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the nation which were implemented in March, Sea Shepherd UK had to cancel group and public participation beach cleans. However, Sea Shepherd volunteers across the UK have continued the campaign by using their daily exercise time to safely conduct solitary, family group or...

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Did you give up eating fish for “Plastic Free July”? Chances are you probably didn’t, because no one told you the truth about where most of the plastic in our oceans comes from, and how our meal choices have contributed to it. Commentary by Sea Shepherd Global Plastic marine debris is choking our oceans and their inhabitants. Photo by Susie Holst This July, we were all reminded about the...

Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson The Serial Killers of the Danish Faroe Islands have murdered 536 Long Finned Pilot Whales and 7 Atlantic White Sided Dolphins so far in 2019. Why do I call this murder? First the slaughter is actually called the Grindadráp. In old Nordic this literally translates as the murder of pilot whales. The old Nordic word dráp means murder. It is not used today and...

Thursday, 20 December 2018

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. There’s hardly a breath of wind to interrupt the endless turquoise plateau as I stare out my porthole. The internal phone rings in my cabin. An excited voice is on the other end: ‘’ORCAS! Orcas...

Monday, 12 November 2018

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. {unitegallery editorial181112} In 2017, crossing the Aeolian Islands archipelago, a young sperm whale remained entangled in an illegal “squadrara” fishing net. The Coast Guard spent many hours...

Jul 6, 2018 - Pressures on Baltic Harbor Porpoises

Jun 22, 2018 - An Iceland Without Whaling is On the Horizon

Jun 19, 2018 - Governments Allow Exemptions for Killing of Protected Species in the Baltic Sea

Jun 14, 2018 - Sea Shepherd is calling on the Starbuck’s Corporation to sever ties with Hong Kong shark fin trade

May 14, 2018 - Organized Crime on the High Seas

Apr 4, 2018 - Sea Shepherd Defends Liberia’s Right to Inspect Fishing Vessels

Feb 27, 2018 - Labor abuse makes illegal fishing possible

Dec 14, 2017 - Sea Shepherd partners help shut down IUU fishing from Galapagos to Southeast Asia

Nov 14, 2017 - Sea Shepherd and Japanese Whaling: A Message from Captain Paul Watson

Sep 1, 2017 - Sea Shepherd must adapt to more effectively defend Dolphins

Aug 28, 2017 - The Whale Wars Continue

May 24, 2017 - Analysis of the legal implications following the first grindadráp in the Danish Faroe Islands since Sea Shepherd captain Jessie Treverton was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to dolphins using existing Faroese animal welfare legislation

May 23, 2017 - Report on the first grindadráp of 2017 in which 84 long finned pilot whales were killed the Danish Faroe Islands

May 1, 2017 - In Liberia, We Shut Down Illegal Fishing

Apr 3, 2017 - In Response to Japanese Whalers Reaching their Quota of 333 Whales

Mar 29, 2017 - “Not One Cent for Bribery” – The Story of the Arrest of the FV Lu Rong Yuan Yu 988

Mar 24, 2017 - Why Sea Shepherd joins and supports the international campaign “Another Perspective on Fish”

Feb 7, 2017 - Reversing Our Plastic Mistakes

Dec 12, 2016 - Japan Underestimates the Global Movement That is Sea Shepherd

May 9, 2016 - The Origin of Operation Albacore - a long walk, a long chase and a new front in the fight to protect African Wildlife

Mar 31, 2016 - Thirty Years of Vigilance Against Destructive Driftnets

Mar 7, 2016 - The End of the 'Bandit 6'

Feb 6, 2016 - Greenpeace Is Sliding Backwards Down a Slippery Slope

Jan 30, 2016 - Letter To the Editor of DIVER magazine

Jan 14, 2016 - It’s Time to Go Global With the Gruesome Grindadráp

Jan 5, 2016 - Japan – The Cherry Picking Rogue Nation

Dec 17, 2015 - The HMNZS Otago returns to New Zealand today

Dec 15, 2015 - Dry dock report from MV Bob Barker in Tuzla, Turkey

Dec 4, 2015 - Opposing the Japanese Pirate Whalers In the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

Aug 4, 2015 - Why Are Danes Killing Whales?

Jul 3, 2015 - Saving the Smallest to Protect the Largest

Jun 29, 2015 - The Consequences of Successful Intervention

Jun 13, 2015 - Weathering the Storm

Jun 7, 2015 - World Oceans Day - Every Day

May 26, 2015 - Amazing Operation in the Red Sea

Apr 2, 2015 - Fish On Friday - NO THANK YOU!

Mar 4, 2015 - 78 Days of Pursuit: Operation Icefish Update

Mar 4, 2015 - Court Victory for the Bluefin Tuna and Sea Shepherd

Jan 29, 2015 - ‘Hope’ is Not a Strategy – It’s a Chinese White Dolphin!

Oct 9, 2014 - Cabo Verde – Raso Island

Oct 1, 2014 - The Gauntlet of Praia de Achados

Sep 11, 2014 - The Loggerheads of Santa Luzia

Aug 31, 2014 - The Day After the Slaughter

Aug 28, 2014 - Woe to the Poor Whales that Get Stranded on a Beach in the Ferocious Isles

Aug 27, 2014 - Playing Fair with the Faroese

Aug 23, 2014 - Captain Paul Watson Responds to a Pro-whaling Faroese Editorial

Aug 19, 2014 - The Faroe Islands Support Commercial Whaling

Aug 13, 2014 - Close Call for Pilot Whale Pod in the Suderoy

Aug 1, 2014 - Brigitte Bardot and the Cape Verde Shearwaters

Jul 25, 2014 - Opposing the Horrific Depravity of Senseless Slaughter in the Faroe Islands

Jul 7, 2014 - Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering Sea Shepherd Haters in the Faroe Islands

Jun 10, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Global Stands Ready to Oppose Renegade Japanese Whalers

May 30, 2014 - Standing Guard Over Plemmirio

May 10, 2014 - Pills of Extinction

May 9, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Responds to Whaling Industry Plans for 2014/15 Season

Apr 9, 2014 - The Jolly Roger Flying Proudly in Asia...

Apr 7, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Australia thanks Bob Brown, as he steps down as chairman

Mar 8, 2014 - Captain Paul Watson on Bindi Irwin and SeaWorld

Mar 6, 2014 - Relentless to the End – Operation Relentless Update

Mar 4, 2014 - Captain Hammarstedt Responds to Greg Hunt

Feb 25, 2014 - Captain Peter Hammarstedt - Open Letter to Greg Hunt

Feb 20, 2014 - On Being Relentless - Update from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

Feb 3, 2014 - World condemns West Australian Governments shark cull

Jan 23, 2014 - A Kindness of hearts nurtures a force to be reckoned with for the oceans!

Jan 23, 2014 - An Open Letter to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic

Jan 20, 2014 - The Bloody Science of Whaling

Jan 7, 2014 - Documenting the Slaughter in the Southern Ocean

Dec 31, 2013 - Much Ado About Nothing

Dec 4, 2013 - Hurrah for the Hammer!

Nov 19, 2013 - New Zealand Marine Wildlife Under Threat – Part 2: Shark Finning

Nov 11, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Australia defends the whales in Seattle court

Oct 13, 2013 - SeaWorld & co, WAZA and IMATA and Their Collaboration with the Dolphin Slaughter in Japan

Oct 4, 2013 - Australia’s Grey Nurse Shark is Under Threat and Needs Your Help!

Sep 30, 2013 - Chinchilla Says the President is Not Responsible for Government Corruption

Sep 26, 2013 - Environmental Protest is the New Piracy

Sep 25, 2013 - New Zealand Marine Wildlife Under Threat - Part 1: Maui’s Dolphin

Sep 20, 2013 - How Deep is The CR Shark Finning Rabbit Hole?

Sep 7, 2013 - We Stand for the Dolphins, First, Foremost and Forever.

Sep 5, 2013 - Why Its Important for The Cove Guardians to be in Taiji

Sep 2, 2013 - The Cove Guardians and the Sea Shepherd Policy of Gaiatsu

Aug 28, 2013 - And the Bloodlust Continues in the Faroe Islands...

Aug 21, 2013 - Brutal Death and Suffering; Business as Usual in The Faroe Islands

Aug 20, 2013 - Help Save the Réunion Sharks — Sign the Petition

Aug 8, 2013 - As the Oceans Choke on Plastic so do the Whales

Jul 26, 2013 - Requiem for the Sharks of La Reunion Island?

Jul 12, 2013 - More About Scientific Whaling...

Jul 12, 2013 - Week Three in The Hague

Jul 9, 2013 - My Thoughts - Australia v. Japan ‘Scientific Whaling’ Case in the International Court of Justice

Jul 3, 2013 - “Scientific Whaling” Morphs into “Cultural Whaling”

Jul 2, 2013 - Reflecting on the Opening Arguments of Whaling in the Antarctic