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From January 27th to February 11th, Sea Shepherd Chile will conduct its sixth National Humboldt Campaign at Punta de Choros town, near the wonderful Choros and Damas Islands Marine Reserve. Located in Coquimbo Region, Chile, the Marine Reserve boasts high biodiversity and many species endemic to the region, making this precious marine area a very particular environment where we can find 57% of the world population of the Humboldt Penguin, and the southernmost resident Bottlenose Dolphins pod, among other amazing marine inhabitants.
Read more: Humboldt 2018 National Campaign Sea Shepherd Chile
Taking charges of illegal fishing seriously, the Nigerian government recalled a “sustainably-certified” shrimping trawler arrested in Liberian waters in March 2017 and held it in detention for three months until the vessel’s owner fired the captain and chief engineer.
Read more: Nigeria Takes Action Against ‘Sustainably-Certified’ Shrimp Trawler
After completing a covert 20-day patrol resulting in the arrest of three vessels for fisheries crimes, the Sea Shepherd vessel M/Y Ocean Warrior has arrived in Dar es Salaam to officially launch Operation Jodari, a campaign in partnership with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania to tackle illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in the Western Indian Ocean region.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Jodari with Tanzania, Makes First Three Arrests
On the 15th of January 2018, the Ghanaian-flagged Fishing Vessel (F/V) Panofi Fore Runner was arrested in waters belonging to the West African state of Liberia by the Liberian Coast Guard assisted by Sea Shepherd crew. The 71-meter long purse seine vessel was apprehended with nine fish aggregation devices (FADs) fishing in Liberian waters and without a Liberian Fishing License.
Read more: Liberia arrests high-tech poachers for illegal fishing and attempted bribery
Sea Shepherd Netherlands Director Geert Vons and Sea Shepherd Global Executive Officer Captain Alex Cornelissen were presented with a check for €900,000 at the annual Goed Geld Gala of the Dutch Postcode Lottery held last week in the Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam. To date, Sea Shepherd has received €16.5 million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery, funds that greatly benefit Sea Shepherd’s global campaigns.
Read more: Dutch Postcode Lottery Supports Sea Shepherd with €900,000
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