Quick StatsOfficial Name: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)
Year Founded: 1981
Chief Executive: Paul Watson (Founder and President)
Chairman: Farley Mowat
Headquarters: Friday Harbor, Washington, USA
Mission: End the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species
Slogan: You haven’t lived until you have found something worth dying for!
DONATE NOW: https://my.seashepherd.org/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=184
Language Spoken: English
Interesting fact: In total, Sea Shepherd has embarked on over 200 voyages covering many of the world's oceans
Founders: Paul Watson
# Countries Active: International
Official Website: http://www.seashepherd.org
Address: PO Box 2616, Friday Harbor WA 98250, USA
Areas of Focus: Water, Sustainable Living, Inland Water Ecosystems, Fisheries, Conservation, Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
Organisation Type: Non-profit corporation, Non Government
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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
1979 - Paul Watson decides to hunt down the pirate whaling vessel Sierra and put an end to its career.
1980 - The Sierra is sunk by Sea Shepherd operatives in Lisbon Harbour, Portugal.
Sea Shepherd forces the owners of the outlaw whaler Astrid to retire the vessel in the Canary Islands.
Sea Shepherd operatives sink two spanish whalers, Ibsa I and Ibsa II in the port of Vigo, Spain.
Sea Shepherd assists in the seizure of the pirate whalers Susan and Theresa by the South African Navy. Both whalers are sunk.
1981 - Sea Shepherd investigates illegal whaling activities in Siberia. The Sea Shepherd crew is able to get the documentation despite a dramatic confrontation with the Soviet Navy. Captain Watson returns to the US with evidence of Soviet violations, which is in turn handed over to Congress.
1986 - Sea Shepherd obstructs and documents the Faeroese pilot whale slaughter. The Faeroese respond by arresting crewmembers and attacking with rifle fire and tear gas. The crew of the Sea Shepherd II is forced to defend the ship with water cannons. The incident is filmed and aired in a BBC produced award-winning documentary titled Black Harvest.
Sea Shepherd scuttles two of Iceland's four whaling ships, thereby decommissioning half of Iceland's whaling fleet. The whale processing plant in Reykjavik is also shut down.
1992 - Sea Shepherd crew sink the Norwegian whaling vessel Nybraena in the Lofoten Islands, northern Norway.
1994 - Sea Shepherd crew scuttle the Norwegian whaler, Senet in southern Norway.
Paul Watson takes his ship and crew to the Lofoten Islands to block whaling ships. In international waters he is intercepted by the Norwegian Navy. The M/Y Whales Forever is depth-charged, fired upon and rammed by the Norwegian warship Ardenes. The Whales Forever is severely damaged and has to be retired. International media attention is brought to bear on the illegality of Norwegian whaling and the Norwegian authorities are severely embarrassed in the international community.
1997 - Sea Shepherd volunteers enter Siberia to document the killing of whales by Siberian natives. Although their lives are threatened, they report to the International Whaling Commission meeting in Monaco with evidence of the illegal commercial whale hunt. The evidence includes footage of butchered whales being processed into feed for fur farms.
1998 - The Norwegian whaler, Morild - owned by the notorious whale killer Stienar Bastesen - is sunk.
At the urging of the commercial whaling industries of Norway and Japan - with promises of lucrative future trade - the US Makah natives claim a right to hunt Gray Whales. Despite mob violence, arrest and official harassment, the coalition of activists led by Sea Shepherd shield the local whales and succeed in focusing enough media attention on the 'hunt' to end the slaughter.
2000 - Sea Shepherd sails to the Faeroe Islands to intervene against the annual slaughter of pilot whales. Once again, the issue of the blood sport is brought to the eyes of the European media. Sea Shepherd brings economic pressure to bear against those companies still purchasing seafood from the Faeroes (with seafood exports making up to 90% of Faeroes economy), most prominently Netherlands based giant Unilever. 20,000 European retail outlets terminate their Faeroese fish contracts at the request of Sea Shepherd.
2001 - Coinciding with the annual meeting of the IWC, Sea Shepherd crew film a fisherman bringing in a slain pilot whale on St Lucia. The previous day the St government had denied that St Lucia hunts whales. Sea Shepherd co-ordinates an international email campaign against Caribbean nations voting with Japan at the IWC in exchange for 'fisheries aid'. St Lucia receives more than 400 cancellations of resort bookings as a result.
2002 - Sea Shepherd sets out to hunt down the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctic waters. The whaling fleet is able to change plans and avoids confrontation with Sea Shepherd. As a result the capability of aerial surveillance is considered a virtual necessity for future voyages to the Southern Ocean.
2005 - Sea Shepherd returns to Antarctica to target the Japanese whaling fleet, this time with air support. Sea Shepherd rams the fleet's supply vessel Oriental Bluebird and prevents whaling for fifteen days.
2006 - Sea Shepherd send two ships - the Robert Hunter and the Farley Mowat to the Southern Ocean to intervene against Japanese whaling. The Robert Hunter suffers a three foot gash during a collision with the Kaiko Maru in sea ice.
When Iceland expresses intention to resume killing minke and fin whales, Sea Shepherd mobilises the Farley Mowat to the North Atlantic. The operation is suspended when Iceland postpones the hunt for one year.
2008 - Two Sea Shepherd volunteers board the Japanese whaler Yushin Maru No.2 to deliver a statement outlining the illegality of the fleet's operations in the Southern Ocean. Through direct intervention Sea Shepherd prevents the Japanese whaling fleet from taking nearly half its quota.
Focus of Activities
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to protect and conserve species and ecosystems.
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean eco-systems Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
Since 2000, Sea Shepherd has maintained a strong, positive presence in the Galapagos Islands. From patroling the Marine Reserve stopping illegal fishing activities, to busting shark finners, to educating the local youth, Sea Shepherd carries out its mission of promoting ocean conservation using a wide range of methods and actions. The Galapagos is our line in the sand. If humanity cannot protect such a unique and diverse ecosystem, we will not be able to protect any ecosystem. The Galapagos is a challenge and battlefield for the effort to halt human greed and destruction. These Enchanted Isles are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this means all of us have a responsibility to help protect them from illegal exploitation
One of the priority campaigns for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is the global problem of longline fishing. It is the policy of the Society to directly intervene to stop the illegal use of longlines
Human beings are skilled at justification. Every year humans slaughter over 100 million sharks yet we depict them as vicious and blood-thirsty killers. No more than 12 people a year are killed by sharks worldwide. Many more humans are struck and killed by boats every year. It is the mass slaughter of sharks on long-lines and in nets for the sole purpose of taking their fins that is responsible for the incredible diminishment of shark populations around the world. The fins are highly prized. The fishermen catch the sharks and slice off the fins, unmindful whether the shark is alive or not. The bodies, most of them still alive, are tossed back into the sea to bleed to death or to be attacked by other sharks or fish
Canada's commercial seal "hunt" is the largest mass slaughter of marine mammals in the world. Sea Shepherd continues to oppose this annual obscenity called a "hunt." It is not a hunt because the sealers simply walk up to the seals (who have no means of escaping or hiding) and bash the seals on the head or shoot them. Sea Shepherd, though known for direct action uses other methods to bring the "hunt" to a permanent end
Taiji dolphin slaughter
It is a bloodbath, cruel and barbaric. Each year, the idyllic and peaceful setting of the village of Taiji in southern Japan is shattered by almost unspeakable cruelty as incredible pain and ultimate death is inflicted on defenceless dolphins. SSCS is mounting a worldwide publicity campaign about the slaughter.
Sea Shepherd managed to drastically reduce the Japanese Whale catch in the 2007/08 hunting season. For many more achievements, read the History section above.
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- New Zealand Marine Wildlife Under Threat – Part 2: Shark Finning
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- John Paul DeJoria Pleas to German Ministry to Free Paul Watson
- Pamela Anderson Proudly Joins Sea Shepherd’s Board of Advisors
- Sea Shepherd gets Delayed by Tuna Killers from Launching Operation Ferocious Isles
- Sea Shepherd Global and Sea Shepherd USA Team Up With Guatemalan Officials for Anti-Poaching Patrols
- The Whalers Return Home
- Pilot Whale Slaughter Imminent in the Cove in Taiji, Japan
- Costa Rica Elevates Politically Motivated Attack Upon Captain Watson and Sea Shepherd; Interpol ‘Red’ Notice Issued
- Galapagos National Park Mourns the Loss of Lonesome George, an Icon of Conservation Efforts Worldwide
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- Setting the Record Straight on Paul Watson's Legal Status
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- Sea Shepherd Crewmember Assists with Baby Humpback Rescue in Tonga
- Sea Shepherd Ploy Leaves Two Frustrated Japanese Whaling Captains Looking Silly at Sea
- Crewmember Deborah Bassett on Last Call with Carson Daly Tonight!
- Narrow Escape for the Gojira
- Sea Shepherd Intercepts Toothfish Poachers in the Southern Ocean
- Shearwaters - Poacher to Savior
- Attorney for Captain Paul Watson Confirms the Activist has Departed Germany
- Dr. Roger Payne Cites Pollution as the Greatest Problem Facing Whales Today
- Help Save the Réunion Sharks — Sign the Petition
- Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Erwin Vermeulen Found Not Guilty By Japanese Judge
- Japanese Whalers Issue a False Distress Signal
- Lady Justice Has Abandoned Galapagos
- The Faroe Islands Support Commercial Whaling
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- Operation Infinite Patience: Return of the Cove Guardians
- Rutger Hauer and Sil van der Woerd Create film as gift for Sea Shepherd
- Maritime New Zealand Report Concludes Captain Pete Bethune's Negligence Contributed to Collision
- Sea Shepherd Galapagos Completes the Installation of AIS sites
- Tuna Battle off the Barbary Coast
- Japanese Whalers and Sea Shepherd Skirmish on the Date Line
- The Bob Barker Engages Poachers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
- Sea Shepherd Campaign Status - Operation Blue Rage 2011
- The Whalers Have Stopped Running East and are now Returning West
- Japanese Whalers Acknowledge Sea Shepherd Success
- As the Oceans Choke on Plastic so do the Whales
- The Georgia Aquarium to Fight Denial of the Aquarium’s Permit Application to Import 18 Wild-Caught Belugas
- Japanese Supply Vessel Agrees to Leave the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
- The Bob Barker Confiscates Poaching Gear from the Southern Ocean’s Waters
- Update on Six Dolphins Shipped on Monday From Taiji
- Update from Operation Kimberley Miinimbi: The Steve Irwin encounters the World’s Largest Humpback Whale Nursery
- Sea Shepherd Calls for Immediate Action Against Cruel Butchery and Illegal Trade of Dugong and Sea Turtles
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- Bob Barker Moves In on the Japanese Whaling Fleet in French Antarctic Waters.
- Sea Shepherd Sting Campaign ends in Court
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- Five Beached Bottlenose Whales Slaughtered by Whale Killers in the Faroe Islands
- No Welfare For Whalers this Year?
- Sea Shepherd Galapagos Documentary Premieres in Melbourne and LA
- O.R.C.A. Force’s Unmanned Aircraft Makes Successful Test Flight Over Cape Cross Seal Colony
- NOAA Grants SeaWorld Permit to Import Captive Dolphin Kirara from Japan
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- The Dolphins Need Your Help!
- Sea Shepherd Fleet Sets Sail for Summer Campaigns
- Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Pacuare: Sea Turtle Anti-Poaching Campaign
- Killers Drive First Bottlenose Pod of the Hunt Season Into the Cove During Taiji Whale Festival Celebration
- Sea Shepherd at the Heart of a Japanese Scandal
- Happy 90th Birthday, Mr. Bob Barker!
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- Japanese Whalers Preparing For Their Last Stand in Antarctica
- The Steve Irwin Departs Wellington for the Southern Ocean
- Martin Sheen Unveils Sea Shepherd’s Newest Vessel, R/V Martin Sheen, Named in his Honor
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- Hong Kong Airlines Bans Transport of Wild Animals
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- Healing Wishes For Conservationist Hero Emmanuel de Merode
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- Sea Shepherd Repels Assaults from the Yushin Maru No. 2 and the Yushin Maru No. 3
- New Zealand Marine Wildlife Under Threat - Part 1: Maui’s Dolphin
- A Thank-You Message from Captain Watson
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Thousands Attend Sea Shepherd’s “World Love for Dolphins Day” to Rally Against Taiji Dolphin Slaughter
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On Eve of Valentine’s Day, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to Hold 32 Peaceful “World Love for Dolphins Day” Demonstrations Against Taiji Dolphin Slaughter
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The Sam Simon Engages the Poachers Yongding and Kunlun Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson Thunder is a CCAMLR black-listed vessel and has been issued with an Interpol Purple Notice. Photo: Sea Shepherd / Simon AgerThe two Equatorial Guinea-flagged poachers, Yongding and Kunlun, that the New Zealand Navy allowed to escape last month have been found again by the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon. The poachers were found fishing with impunity only 50 miles offshore from...
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