Defending Atolls and Reefs in the Heart of the South Pacific

Announcing Operation Tuvalu

Defending Antarctica Once Again

Operation Antarctica Defense

Fighting against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing

Saving African Marine Wildlife

A look back on a year of successful campaigns, from Europe to Antarctica!

2023 End of Year Report

Sea Shepherd partners with Tuvalu Police to help stop IUU fishing and protect marine biodiversity.

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Keeping the Spotlight on the Industrial Krill Fishing Fleet

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Learn about our partnerships with eight African governments to stop illegal fishing.

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Sea Shepherd Global continues to lead the charge in direct-action ocean conservation.

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Facts & Figures

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Facts and figures

Simple truths

Facts and figures

Simple truths

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts and figures

Simple truths

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

300,000 whales and dolphins are killed each year because of industrial and especially illegal fishing.

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

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

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

12-15 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year, killing one million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals.

70% of marine wildlife entanglements involve abandoned plastic fishing nets, also known as "ghost nets".

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    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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