- Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Iceland has illegally slain an endangered Blue Whale
Kristian Loftsson has illegally slaughtered 21 endangered Fin whales since June 20th, 2018.
Emboldened by the silence of other nations and the lack of media coverage since the first whale if the season was slaughtered, Loftsson’s 22nd whale was an even more iconic endangered species of whale - a Blue Whale!
Iceland has now truly surpassed both Japan and Norway as the most destructive outlaw whaling nation on the planet.
No other nation slaughters Fin whales and there has not been a Blue Whale harpooned by anyone for the last fifty years until this one harpooned by Hvalur 8.
Read more: Icelandic Whaling Company Kills Endangered Blue Whale
- Thursday, 28 June 2018
By Robert Read, COO at Sea Shepherd UK
Sea Shepherd UK crew have been operating in Iceland since mid-June watching the activities of the notorious whaling company ‘Hvalur hf’ owned by the wealthy fishing magnate and second-generation whaler Kristján Loftsson. The whaling company owns a large whaling station on the North side of Hvalfjörður and two old Norwegian built whaling ships, Hvalur 8 (built in 1948) and Hvalur 9 (built in 1952) which exclusively hunt endangered Fin whales, the second largest animal on the planet after the Blue whale.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Crew Exposes the Commercial Whaling of Endangered Fin Whales in Iceland
- Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Showing how serious they are about the recent crackdown on illegal activities taking place on fishing vessels within its waters, Tanzanian authorities have issued fines of over €6 million to a fleet of 19 foreign-registered fishing vessels which fled Tanzania without submitting to the required inspections.
Read more: Tanzanian Authorities Issue Over €6 Million in Fines to Foreign Fishing Vessels Evading Inspections
- Monday, 26 February 2018
Sea Shepherd France President Lamya Essemlali launches Operation Dolphin By-Catch to warn the public about the fate of dolphins along the French coast. Photos and video by Alejandra Gimeno.
Read more: The dirty secret of how France exterminates its dolphins
- Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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
- Monday, 05 February 2018
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
- Thursday, 18 January 2018
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
- Saturday, 13 January 2018
Sea Shepherd UK (SSUK) announces our first campaign to remove hazardous ghostnets and other lost fishing gear from coastal areas around England, Scotland and Wales.
Once lost or discarded, sections of fishing net and other fishing equipment can drift through the ocean or be left snagged on wrecks, rocks and reefs indiscriminately killing marine wildlife for decades. Sea Shepherd UK’s Ghostnet Campaign will utilise our own highly experienced volunteer divers and our UK fleet of four Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) to survey sections of the UK’s coastline and recover as many nets and other lost gear as possible. Surveys have already been conducted around North Wales and the campaign will be rolled out into other areas as the appropriate permits for ghost gear retrieval have been granted to Sea Shepherd UK.
Read more: Sea Shepherd UK launches our new Ghostnet Campaign