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Steve Irwin Back From Antarctica

by Paul Watson

Steve Irwin arrives in Dunedin. Photo: Jeff HansenThe Steve Irwin has arrived in Dunedin, New Zealand. One of the harpoon boats followed it all the way back to New Zealand waters. The Ocean Warrior is still chasing the Nisshin Maru and is being hunted by a second of the three harpoon vessels.

The Japanese whalers have doubled their kill area and reduced their kill quota. This makes them harder to catch with less time to catch them in.

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The End of Operation Nemesis

by Captain Alex Cornelissen

The Ocean Warrior docked in Henderson, Western Australia. Photo: Sea Shepherd Global / Simon AgerThe arrival of the Ocean Warrior in Henderson, Western Australia marks the end of this year’s anti-whaling campaign against Japanese whale poachers in the Southern Ocean.

Our ships have been at sea for 93 days (Ocean Warrior) and 90 days (the Steve Irwin). During this entire time they searched for the floating slaughterhouse the Nisshin Maru, but we regret to say we were unable to lock onto the stern of the Japanese factory ship.

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Decades of abuse by New Zealand fishing industry exposed

Decades of abuse by New Zealand fishing industry exposedThe release of “Reconstruction of marine fisheries catches for New Zealand (1950-2010)” by the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the University of Auckland Business School identifies the scale of data misrepresentation that renders the sustainability of New Zealand fisheries dangerously close to an uncontrolled fishery, rorted by inaccurate data.  Unreported and discarded fishery catches over the past 60 years threaten the economic viability of New Zealand’s Quota Management System (QMS). More fish has been taken out of our waters and not reported than officially caught and accounted for - both before and after the QMS was introduced in 1986. New Zealand’s fishery catch is currently estimated to be 2.7 times more than previously reported.

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

Commentary by Captain Peter Hammarstedt

Captain Peter Hammarstedt inspects fishing trawler seized in Monrovia, Liberia during 2013.
  Photo: Sea Shepherd As we headed north up the west coast of Africa, we ticked off countries one-by-one. Like the check- list of vessels that we set out to pursue on Operation Icefish, we crossed out countries as we speculated endlessly as to where the F/V Thunder would make port call. South Africa seemed unlikely. Germany and South Africa were in the middle of war games and several frigates were steaming off the Cape of Good Hope. Namibia... maybe? We knew the owner of the F/V Thunder to be Spanish and there were plenty of Spanish fishing interests operating out of Walvis Bay.

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Thirty Years of Vigilance Against Destructive Driftnets

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson

Just one of the Blue sharks, entangled and killed in the driftnet of the Fu Yuan Yu fleet. Photo: Tim WattersIn the years between 1987 and 1992, Sea Shepherd launched a number of campaigns to oppose and shut down high seas drift netting.

I took three ships into these confrontations, the DIVINE WIND, the SEA SHEPHERD II and the EDWARD ABBEY.

They were campaigns of intense confrontations. We rammed drift netters and confiscated and destroyed their nets, and with every campaign we focused more and more attention on this incredibly destructive industry.

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The End of the 'Bandit 6'

By Captain Siddharth Chakravarty

Capt. Sid Chakravarty holds the Interpol Purple Notice, issued to the Viking in 2014 for illegal fishing activities. Photo: Tim WattersThis morning the F/V Viking came into the anchorage in the port of Jakarta, Indonesia. From the bow of the Steve Irwin, I watched her meander through the vessels and head for a spot just a few hundred meters from where I was. The F/V Viking is an illegal fishing vessel and has been a wanted vessel for more than a decade. From the anchorage the vessel is expected to head into port for an investigation into her fishing crimes, after which she will be sunk by the Indonesian navy for breaching national and international law. Since 2003, this vessel has been fishing illegally in the Southern and Atlantic Oceans and the limitations of international law have allowed her to be a step ahead of law enforcement officials. She has finally run out of luck.

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Greenpeace Is Sliding Backwards Down a Slippery Slope

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson

Jon Burgwald wearing the seal fur coatIf Greenpeace supports sealing, would Greenpeace also support African Bushmeat?

What will Greenpeace do about their seal fur promoter Jon Burgwald?

So far Greenpeace has not responded to my request that they terminate Jon Burgwald as Arctic Campaign Director.

As a co-founder of Greenpeace and the person who initiated and led the first Greenpeace campaigns to defend seals on the East Coast of Canada I never thought I would see the day when a paid Greenpeace director would accept a gift of a seal fur vest, would wear a seal skin coat and would promote commercial sealing and the use of seal fur in the fashion industry (interview with Jon Burgwald).

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It’s Time to Go Global With the Gruesome Grindadráp

Evolving Strategies to Address the Crimes of the Danish Faroe Islands, 2016.

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson

Since 2010, Sea Shepherd has focused international media attention on the grindadráp. Photo: Mayke WendtThe Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was the first organization to confront the horrific slaughter of pilot whales and dolphins in the Danish Faroe Islands. That was back in 1983. We returned in 1985 and 1986 with a crew from the BBC to produce the documentary Black Harvest. We returned again in 2000, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Eight field campaigns, numerous confrontations and thousands of whales saved from the bloody grind knives of the citizens of the Ferocious Isles.

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  1. 06 Jan 2016 - Japan – The Cherry Picking Rogue Nation
  2. 17 Dec 2015 - The HMNZS Otago returns to New Zealand today
  3. 16 Dec 2015 - Dry dock report from MV Bob Barker in Tuzla, Turkey
  4. 05 Dec 2015 - Opposing the Japanese Pirate Whalers In the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
  5. 04 Aug 2015 - Why Are Danes Killing Whales?
  6. 14 Jun 2015 - Weathering the Storm
  7. 07 Jun 2015 - World Oceans Day - Every Day
  8. 26 May 2015 - Amazing Operation in the Red Sea
  9. 05 Mar 2015 - 78 Days of Pursuit: Operation Icefish Update
  10. 05 Mar 2015 - Court Victory for the Bluefin Tuna and Sea Shepherd
  11. 15 Jan 2015 - New Zealand’s Silent Slaughter – Cephalorhynchus Hectori Hectori
  12. 09 Oct 2014 - Cabo Verde – Raso Island
  13. 02 Oct 2014 - The Gauntlet of Praia de Achados
  14. 12 Sep 2014 - The Loggerheads of Santa Luzia
  15. 31 Aug 2014 - The Day After the Slaughter
  16. 28 Aug 2014 - Woe to the Poor Whales that Get Stranded on a Beach in the Ferocious Isles
  17. 27 Aug 2014 - Playing Fair with the Faroese
  18. 23 Aug 2014 - Captain Paul Watson Responds to a Pro-whaling Faroese Editorial
  19. 20 Aug 2014 - The Faroe Islands Support Commercial Whaling
  20. 13 Aug 2014 - Close Call for Pilot Whale Pod in the Suderoy
  21. 31 Jul 2014 - Brigitte Bardot and the Cape Verde Shearwaters
  22. 26 Jul 2014 - Opposing the Horrific Depravity of Senseless Slaughter in the Faroe Islands
  23. 07 Jul 2014 - Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering Sea Shepherd Haters in the Faroe Islands
  24. 10 Jun 2014 - Sea Shepherd Global Stands Ready to Oppose Renegade Japanese Whalers
  25. 30 May 2014 - Standing Guard Over Plemmirio
  26. 10 May 2014 - Pills of Extinction
  27. 09 May 2014 - Sea Shepherd Responds to Whaling Industry Plans for 2014/15 Season
  28. 09 Apr 2014 - The Jolly Roger Flying Proudly in Asia...
  29. 08 Mar 2014 - Captain Paul Watson on Bindi Irwin and SeaWorld
  30. 06 Mar 2014 - Relentless to the End – Operation Relentless Update
  31. 04 Mar 2014 - Captain Hammarstedt Responds to Greg Hunt
  32. 25 Feb 2014 - Captain Peter Hammarstedt - Open Letter to Greg Hunt
  33. 20 Feb 2014 - My Experience Being Bitten By A Shark
  34. 09 Feb 2014 - Japanese Whalers Ignore New Zealand Government
  35. 03 Feb 2014 - World condemns West Australian Governments shark cull
  36. 23 Jan 2014 - A Kindness of hearts nurtures a force to be reckoned with for the oceans!
  37. 20 Jan 2014 - The Bloody Science of Whaling
  38. 07 Jan 2014 - Documenting the Slaughter in the Southern Ocean
  39. 31 Dec 2013 - Much Ado About Nothing
  40. 29 Dec 2013 - New threat to Western Australian Marine Life
  41. 21 Dec 2013 - Sea Shepherd opposes the culling of a protected species off Western Australian coasts
  42. 05 Dec 2013 - Hurrah for the Hammer!
  43. 19 Nov 2013 - New Zealand Marine Wildlife Under Threat – Part 2: Shark Finning
  44. 11 Nov 2013 - Sea Shepherd Australia defends the whales in Seattle court
  45. 14 Oct 2013 - SeaWorld & co, WAZA and IMATA and Their Collaboration with the Dolphin Slaughter in Japan
  46. 04 Oct 2013 - Australia’s Grey Nurse Shark is Under Threat and Needs Your Help!
  47. 30 Sep 2013 - Chinchilla Says the President is Not Responsible for Government Corruption
  48. 26 Sep 2013 - Environmental Protest is the New Piracy
  49. 25 Sep 2013 - New Zealand Marine Wildlife Under Threat - Part 1: Maui’s Dolphin
  50. 07 Sep 2013 - We Stand for the Dolphins, First, Foremost and Forever.
  51. 05 Sep 2013 - Why Its Important for The Cove Guardians to be in Taiji
  52. 03 Sep 2013 - The Cove Guardians and the Sea Shepherd Policy of Gaiatsu
  53. 29 Aug 2013 - And the Bloodlust Continues in the Faroe Islands...
  54. 22 Aug 2013 - Brutal Death and Suffering; Business as Usual in The Faroe Islands
  55. 20 Aug 2013 - Help Save the Réunion Sharks — Sign the Petition
  56. 09 Aug 2013 - As the Oceans Choke on Plastic so do the Whales
  57. 13 Jul 2013 - More About Scientific Whaling...
  58. 12 Jul 2013 - Week Three in The Hague
  59. 10 Jul 2013 - My Thoughts - Australia v. Japan ‘Scientific Whaling’ Case in the International Court of Justice
  60. 04 Jul 2013 - “Scientific Whaling” Morphs into “Cultural Whaling”
  61. 03 Jul 2013 - Reflecting on the Opening Arguments of Whaling in the Antarctic
  62. 21 Jun 2013 - The First Day of Summer 2013
  63. 19 Jun 2013 - The Japanese Industrialization of Ocean Destruction
  64. 13 Jun 2013 - Sea Shepherd views on the Cruise Report of the Japanese Whale Research Program
  65. 25 May 2013 - Iceland to Resume the Slaughter of Endangered Fin Whales
  66. 22 May 2013 - FedCon goes Jolly Roger in Germany
  67. 20 May 2013 - Paddling For The Oceans
  68. 17 May 2013 - The Icelandic Boot Stomping Biodiversity Bank Robbing
  69. 17 Apr 2013 - Krill Fisheries, the Next Collapse?
  70. 07 Apr 2013 - Whalers Return to Japan in Disgrace
  71. 28 Mar 2013 - The Truth Behind All the Smoke and Mirrors
  72. 19 Mar 2013 - CITES – Victory of Good Over Evil
  73. 10 Mar 2013 - MacGyver at Perth OZ Comic Con
  74. 05 Mar 2013 - The “Illegal” Baby Killers
  75. 01 Mar 2013 - Sea Shepherd Escorts the Japanese Whaling Fleet Out of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
  76. 27 Feb 2013 - Ten Questions With Answers from the Southern Ocean
  77. 23 Feb 2013 - Operation Zero Tolerance Collision Statement
  78. 21 Feb 2013 - I Am Proud to Wear Sea Shepherd Garb
  79. 21 Feb 2013 - Our New Friends on the Whaling Fleet Tanker Sun Laurel
  80. 11 Feb 2013 - Letter to the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  81. 04 Feb 2013 - Japanese Whaler Welfare Bums Need to Get an Honest Job
  82. 19 Jan 2013 - Be a Voice for the Dolphins
  83. 10 Jan 2013 - Vote Rigging In CITES?
  84. 07 Jan 2013 - Statement from Captain Paul Watson
  85. 04 Jan 2013 - Sharks on the Roof
  86. 03 Jan 2013 - Meeting the Descendants of Moby Dick
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