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Artists' impression, depicting the potential look of Sea Shepherd's 'dream' ship.
January 27, 2015

Sea Shepherd receives 8.3 million Euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery for the Protection of the…

At the annual Goed Geld Gala (Good Money Gala) in Amsterdam on January 26th, Sea Shepherd received the biggest donation (8.3 million Euros) in its history. Sea Shepherd’s submitted Dream Project Stop Illegal Fishing in the Southern Ocean was awarded with the…
Colette, and fellow Science Officer, Bia, perform a dissection on a toothfish, killed in the illegal gillnets. Photo: Jeff Wirth
January 23, 2015

Science Report: Gillnet #1 Banzare Banks, Antarctica

Submitted by: Scientist and Medical Officer, Colette Harmsen, on board the Sam Simon. The first gillnet brought onboard the Sam Simon contained a variety of deep sea plants, animals and rocks which were photographed and examined by the science team. The…
The Sam Simon sets its sights on new targets - 3 illegal fishing vessels that fended off the New Zealand Navy. Photo: Mariana Baldo
Jan 15, 2015

Sea Shepherd Announces Plans To Take Over Chase From New Zealand Navy

Captain Sid Chakravarty of the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, has announced plans to intercept three illegal fishing vessels that fended off the New Zealand Navy yesterday. The…
WA Fisheries enacting kill order at Warnbro Sound in December 2014.  Photo: Blair Ranford
Jan 15, 2015

The Murky Waters Where Science Becomes a Tool for Killing a Protected Species

Commentary By Shark Conservationist Blair Ranford
As we begin 2015 the controversy of the shark cull policy seemed a thing of the past. The Environmental Protection Agency ruled…
The Kunlun, formerly the Chang Bai, has a long history of illegal fishing (Image courtesy CCAMLR)
Jan 13, 2015

Sea Shepherd Calls On New Zealand to Arrest Poachers

Captain Peter Hammarstedt of the Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker, has called on New Zealand authorities to arrest the renowned toothfish poaching vessels, Songhua and the Kunlun –…
The Songhua, formerly Nihewan and Paloma V is believed to be one of the vessels intercepted by the NZ Navy (Image courtesy CCAMLR)
Jan 12, 2015

Sea Shepherd Commends New Zealand on Strong Action Against Toothfish Poachers

Today, the New Zealand Navy intercepted two illegal fishing vessels in the Southern Ocean. The New Zealand Herald reports that the Navy intercepted the vessels with illegal catch…
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