Operation Apex Harmony - Timor Leste
A campaign to shut down a fishing fleet illegally poaching sharks
In late summer 2017, Sea Shepherd's fast patrol ship, the M/V Ocean Warrior, arrived in East Timor (Timor Leste, Southeast Asia) to investigate reports of an industrial fishing fleet of fifteen vessels targeting large quantities of sharks. After just two weeks on site, the crew were able to find, observe and document the fleet's activities, gathering evidence to present to the East Timor National Police. Operation Apex Harmony - Timor Leste is a campaign to help local and international authorities put an end to the illegal slaughter of sharks by industrial fishing vessels in Southeast Asian seas.