Sea Shepherd crew worked together with law enforcement agents representing the Gambian Department of Fisheries and The Gambia Navy onboard the Sea Shepherd vessel Sam Simon to arrest two industrial trawlers for a number of fisheries offenses.
On January 31st, Sea Shepherd vessel the M/V Farley Mowat was violently attacked by over 50 assailants posing as fishermen on board 20 high speed boats while conducting maritime conservation patrols inside the Vaquita Refuge in the Upper Gulf of California.
The owner and captain of the Malaysian-flagged F/V Buah Naga 1 that was boarded and arrested by Tanzanian law enforcement agents as part of Operation Jodari, a joint partnership between Sea Shepherd, Fish-i Africa and the government of Tanzania to combat IUU fishing, have pleaded guilty to the charge of Unlawful Possession of Shark Fins in a plea agreement with Tanzanian Prosecutors.
Chinese-flagged F/V Guo Ji 809 was arrested by the Liberian Coast Guard — with the assistance of Sea Shepherd — for illegal fishing in waters belonging to the West African state of Liberia.
Sea Shepherd crew faces second drone shooting while protecting the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in Mexico.
Sea Shepherd is known for defending whales, however the place where they are born, their home in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef face an even bigger threat.
One week after the announcement of Operation Albacore II, a joint operation between Sea Shepherd and the Gabonese government to tackle IUU fishing was held in Central West Africa.
A Sea Shepherd vessel suffered minor damage on Wednesday when it was rammed by a fishing boat while patrolling in the Coiba marine reserve, off the Pacific coast of Panama.
Sea Shepherd Netherlands has officially submitted a request to the European Commission to launch infringement proceedings against Denmark.