New Campaign against IUU Fishing

Announcing Operation Living Seas

September 12th, 2022

Announcing the first annual World Dolphin Day

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

Saving African Marine Wildlife

Dont let this be Catch of the Day 2050; Join the fight to defend, conserve and protect the ocean

Catch of the Day 2050

Patrolling the Marine Protected Areas of Israel's Mediterranean Sea against illegal fishing.

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In memory of the 1428 dolphins killed in the Faroe Islands one year ago today.

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

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Without change, by 2050 plastics will outweigh fish in our oceans. Sea Shepherd is taking action.

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Did You Know?

Facts and figures

Simple truths

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts and figures

Simple truths

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts and figures

Simple truths

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.

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

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.

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

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

  • Sea Shepherd fights to defend, conserve and protect the ocean.

    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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