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Sea Shepherd releases suppressed Australian Government whaling footage

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It took five years, but Sea Shepherd finally forced the release of footage of Japanese whalers.

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Sea Shepherd's IUU Task Force team working with Liberian Ministry of Defense.

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Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts and figures

Simple truths

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Illegal fishing accounts for an estimated 11-26 million tons of the annual catch of fish globally.

If not for whaling, ship strikes, pollution and entanglement in fishing gear, some whales could live for over 200 years.

Humpback whales communicate with complex songs that can be as loud as the sound of a jet plane (around 150 decibels).

For every pound of trawled shrimp, up to six pounds of "bycatch” is also captured, including turtles and dolphins.

Nine million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year, killing one million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals.

  • Sea Shepherd fights to defend, conserve and protect our oceans.

    We use direct action to defend marine wildlife and protect their habitat in the world’s oceans. Sea Shepherd’s conservation actions aim to safeguard the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced marine ecosystems.

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  • If the oceans die, we die.

    Overfishing, poaching and environmental waste have destroyed marine populations and polluted our seas. International laws and agreements exist to protect our fragile marine ecosystems, but enforcement is lacking.

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  • We do what international authorities can’t … or won’t.

    When existing laws to protect the world’s oceans and marine wildlife are not enforced, Sea Shepherd engages in direct action campaigns, patrolling the high seas and working with national authorities to tackle illegal fishing in sovereign waters.

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