- Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Sea Shepherd and scientist Alexandra Morton have new evidence on the impacts that salmon farms have on wild fish in British Columbia, Canada.
Sea Shepherd’s research vessel, the R/V Martin Sheen, is currently in the middle of Operation Virus HunterII, a salmon defense campaign off the coast of British Columbia, assisting Morton in her investigation on the impact that salmon farms have on wild salmon and herring populations in the province.
Read more: Breaking Discovery on New Impact Salmon Farms Have on the Wild
- Wednesday, 13 September 2017
East Timor (Timor Leste), Southeast Asia – A joint operation conducted at dawn on September 9th by the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd Global and the East Timor National Police (PNTL - Policia Nacionale Timor-Leste) resulted in the capture of the Hong Long Fisheries / Pingtan Marine Enterprises fishing fleet at anchor off the coast of Com, East Timor.
Read more: Fishing fleet caught red-handed in a dawn raid by Sea Shepherd and East Timor National Police
- Friday, 01 September 2017
Do you know where your entertainment comes from? Video asks
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has released a video about dolphin captivity today, the same day that Japan begins its annual six-month dolphin drive in Taiji.
The video, titled "Where Does Your Entertainment Come From?" begins with shots of dolphins performing at a marine park to enthusiastic crowds. The video takes a turn when the same footage begins to go in reverse, but goes further back to trace just how dolphins end up in these dolphinariums in the first place.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Releases Powerful Video on the Same Day Japan Begins Its Annual Dolphin Hunt
- Thursday, 31 August 2017
Second salmon farm now occupied by First Nations
The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, led by Hereditary Chief Willie Moon, occupied another Marine Harvest salmon farm, Wicklow Point, in the Broughton Archipelago off northeastern Vancouver Island, on Thursday.
This second occupation follows their August 23rd day-long peaceful occupation of Cermaq’s Burdwood Farm.
On August 24th, hereditary Chief Ernest Alfred led a group of Namgis and Mamalilikala First Nations as they occupied the Marine Harvest-owned Swanson salmon farm. Today is the eighth day of the occupation.
Read more: Fight For Wild Salmon Escalates in British Columbia After Washington’s Farmed Salmon Spill
- Thursday, 24 August 2017
Hereditary Chief Ernest Alexander Alfred, along with a group of First Nations people, have peacefully occupied the Marine Harvest salmon farm, Swanson Island.
They state they will remain on the farm until their Chiefs are satisfied that the Province of British Columbia has cancelled that farm’s Licence of Occupation and forcing it to leave their territory. The farm is located 17km east of Alert Bay.
On April 23, 2017, Ernest Alfred and other Hereditary Chiefs invited all political candidates to the Namgis Big House in Alert Bay to state their position on removing salmon farms to protect wild fish. Both the Green Party and the NDP candidates stated they would work to remove salmon farms from the territories of First Nations who do not want salmon farms operating in their waters.
Read more: First Nations Occupy Salmon Farm Until British Columbia Government Cancels License of Occupation
- Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw take action at Cermaq salmon farm off northeastern Vancouver Island
The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, led by Herditary Chief Willie Moon, occupied the Cermaq salmon farm, Burdwood, in their territory in the Broughton Archipelago off northeastern Vancouver Island, on Wednesday.
Concurrently, Fraser River First Nations are holding a rally at noon in the city of Vancouver outside the Department of Fisheries and Oceans offices. The rally is in support of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw action at the salmon farm to reclaim their territory from outside businesses profiting off their waters without permission and affecting their most important food resource.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s research vessel, the R/V Martin Sheen, is standing by on scene in the Archipelago to provide support to the indigenous people occupying the Burdwood Atlantic Salmon Farm.
Read more: First Nation Members Take Action on Salmon Farm; Sea Shepherd on Scene to Support
- Tuesday, 15 August 2017
The R/V Martin Sheen’s research mission to protect wild salmon is being watched and documented by Norwegian giant Marine Harvest
Norwegian-based Marine Harvest, which owns numerous salmon farms occupying the coastal Pacific waters in Canada, appears to be sending local employees to tail Sea Shepherd while the non-profit conservation group conducts its wild salmon defense campaign, Operation Virus Hunter II.
Sea Shepherd’s vessel, the RVMartin Sheen is currently off the coast of British Columbia with independent biologist Alexandra Morton, stopping at various salmon farms to conduct audits for disease and other factors. Recent discoveries include tens of thousands of wild herring trapped in post-harvest salmon pens belonging to Marine Harvest and Cermaq.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Vessel Tailed by Corporate Fish Farm Boats in Western Canada
- Thursday, 03 August 2017
One week after launching its wild salmon defense campaign, Operation Virus Hunter II, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is already making alarming discoveries: wild fish trapped in farmed salmon pens.
On August 2, 2017, the non-profit organization’s research vessel, the R/V Martin Sheen, was sailing in B.C.’s Nodales Channel led by renowned Canadian biologist Alexandra Morton. It is on a research mission that includes stopping at various salmon farms along the coast to conduct audits for disease and other factors.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Discovers Wild Fish Trapped in British Columbia’s Salmon Farm Pens