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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- Sea Shepherd Offers NZ$11,500 Reward for Conviction of Seal Killers
- Cove Guardian Radios Banned by Police in Taiji
- As the Oceans Choke on Plastic so do the Whales
- Sea Shepherd Australia and Dr. Sharon Burden Denied Preliminary Injunction for the Sharks of WA
- Eureka! The Whaling Fleet Has Been Found and Shut Down!
- O.R.C.A. Force Protects Critically Endangered Rhino in South Africa
- Japanese Whalers and Sea Shepherd Skirmish on the Date Line
- Reflections on a Sea Lion Killing Season at the Bonneville Dam
- Why Are Whales and Dolphins Killed in the Faroe Islands?
- Sea Shepherd Galapagos Update: Part I
- SeaWorld and co, WAZA and IMATA and Their Collaboration with the Dolphin Slaughter in Japan
- The Yushin Maru No. 3 Backs Down from the Bob Barker
- Sea Shepherd Calls for Immediate Action Against Cruel Butchery and Illegal Trade of Dugong and Sea Turtles
- Oregon Officials Execute Fifteen Sea Lions at the Bonneville Dam
- Sea Shepherd Intercepts the Japanese Whaling Fleet with Drones
- Toronto Should Not Permit the Capture of Wild Endangered Sharks for Ripley's Aquarium
- Sea Shepherd Challenges Pro-whaling Nations to Debate
- The ICJ Verdict Was a Collective Effort
- Galapagos Iguana Case: Defendant Should Not Be Granted Bail
- Sea Shepherd and Western Australians Rally for the Sharks!
- Pills of Extinction
- The Night Attack of the Yushins
- Japan Escalates Attacks Upon Captain Paul Watson and Sea Shepherd
- Taiji and the Drive to Extinction
- M/Y Brigitte Bardot & M/Y Bob Barker Sail into Sydney, Australia
- Aspro International Purchases Six Dolphins Caught in Taiji’s Killing “Cove”
- Bob Barker Moves In on the Japanese Whaling Fleet in French Antarctic Waters.
- Join the Crew of the Steve Irwin LIVE This Christmas Eve / Day!
- Operation Infinite Patience: Return of the Cove Guardians
- The Whalers Have Stopped Running East and are now Returning West
- Sea Shepherd's Advisory Board Members Call on the IOC to Not Support Tokyo’s Olympics Bid
- Operation Blue Rage 2011 Commences: Sea Shepherd Departs for Hostile Libyan Waters to Save Tuna
- Life on the Front Lines
- Steve Irwin Tailed by Somali Pirates in the Gulf of Aden
- Captain Paul Watson Receives Jules Verne Award
- Sea Shepherd Expands Our United States Board of Directors By Welcoming Three New Members
- CALL TO ACTION: Only Four Days Remain to Urge NOAA to Protect Captive Orca Lolita!
- Dancing with Death Machines at the Bottom of the World
- Operation No Compromise Campaign Progress Report
- Germany Considers Sending Whale Defender to What Will be a Death Sentence in Costa Rica
- Sea Shepherd Supporters Turn Out to Show Their Love for Dolphins on Valentine’s Day
- Australian Government Attempts to Sabotage Sea Shepherd’s Campaign to Defend the Whales
- Pamela Anderson Launches Sea Shepherd's Operation Zero Tolerance Aboard the SSS Brigitte Bardot
- Stand Up for Our Coral Sea Whales and Sharks
- Another Sea Shepherd Legal Victory in the French Courts
- Close Call for Pilot Whale Pod in the Suderoy
- The Slaughter has Begun in the Ferocious Isles
- Operation Divine Wind Update
- The Search for the Berserk Continues
- The SSS Sam Simon is Unveiled in Hobart, Tasmania
- Home from the Sea. Home to the Trees
- Crewmember Deborah Bassett on Last Call with Carson Daly Tonight!
- The Rice and Banana Conspiracy: The Japan/Costa Rica Connection
- Captain Paul Watson Needs You. The Whales Need You.
- Captain Paul Watson Responds to a Pro-whaling Faroese Editorial
- Japanese Police Raid Cove Guardians
- Orca Death, a Taste of What's to Come?
- The Whales Have Won! — ICJ Rules Japan’s Southern Ocean Whaling ‘Not For Scientific Research’
- Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Siracusa, Quickly Halts Poaching Operation
- Death Trawler On its Way Down Under
- Sea Shepherd officially hands over AIS system to Galapagos National Park Service
- Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians are in Taiji to Launch Fifth Season of ‘Operation Infinite Patience’
- SOS – Save Our Ship the Steve Irwin! – Update and Continuing Appeal
- O.R.C.A. Force Stealth Mission a Success
- Sea Shepherd Invites Concerned Nations to Witness Activities in Southern Ocean
- Sea Lions Killed for the Crime of...Eating Fish?
- John Paul DeJoria Pleas to German Ministry to Free Paul Watson
- U.S. Ninth Circuit Court Panel To Hear Appeal From Japan's ICR Against Sea Shepherd
- Don’t Allow Extinction to Be the Fate of the Maui’s Dolphin
- Michelle Rodriguez Completes her Sea Shepherd Training
- Raising Awareness About Our Oceans on Aerosmith’s “Global Warming Tour” - Part Two
- U.S. District Court Ruling Could Allow State Wildlife Agencies to Kill 460 Federally Protected California Sea Lions in Washington and Oregon
- No Welfare For Whalers this Year?
- Sea Shepherd gets Delayed by Tuna Killers from Launching Operation Ferocious Isles
- Sea Shepherd Interrupts Illegal Whale Slaughter
- Sea Shepherd’s Proposal to Southwest Airlines
- Four More Sea Shepherd Wildlife-Sniffing Canine Officers Set To Retire, Looking for Homes
- NOAA Grants SeaWorld Permit to Import Captive Dolphin Kirara from Japan
- Japanese Police Are Getting Desperate in Taiji
- A Bizarre Display of Police Authority in Taiji, Japan
- Sea Shepherd UK Offers Reward for Conviction of Anyone Illegally Killing Iconic Scottish Seals
- TV Executive Sam Simon Arrives in Taiji, Japan
- Hoka Hey! All Systems Go For Sea Shepherd’s Operation Divine Wind
- Sea Shepherd Awards NZ$11,500 for Info Leading to Conviction of Seal Killers
- Sea Shepherd Ship Severely Damaged by Rogue Wave
- Sea Shepherd Calls On its Supporters to Oppose Gas Hub for Aussie Humpbacks
- Deputy Greens Leader Adam Bandt steps up for the sharks as the Brigitte Bardot becomes a Melbournian
- German Prosecutor’s Late Motion Gives German Ministers More Time to Free Captain Paul Watson!
- The Tomchin Family Foundation To Match Year-End Gifts To Sea Shepherd Up To $25,000
- Costa Rica Elevates Politically Motivated Attack Upon Captain Watson and Sea Shepherd; Interpol ‘Red’ Notice Issued
- 200 Bottlenose Dolphins Held a Fourth Night in Cove; 11 More Dolphins Taken Captive Yesterday
- Ron el tiburón emerges from the depths of the sea
- Sea Shepherd Australia To Lead Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign
- Manotas, the First Sea Shepherd Galapagos Wildlife-sniffing Dog, Retires
- The M/V Sam Simon to Join the Sea Shepherd Fleet for the Next Voyage to Antarctica
- Victory! Southwest Airlines to End Long-Time Partnership with SeaWorld
- Iconic Band Boston Is Teaming Up With Sea Shepherd On Their 2014 North American Summer Tour
- Sea Shepherd Announces Winners of “From the Cove to Captivity” Video Contest
- For Sea Shepherd - A Vindication
- Woe to the Poor Whales that Get Stranded on a Beach in the Ferocious Isles
- Ocean Warrior - Paul Watson - Key Porter Books Limited
Ross McCall Arrives in the Faroes to Join Operation GrindStop 2014 Ross McCall is greeted at the airport by Operation GrindStop crew Photo: Sea Shepherd / Barbara VeigaActor Ross McCall, star of acclaimed television series, “24: Live Another Day,” “White Collar,” and “Band of Brothers,” arrived in the Faroe Islands last night to join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s pilot whale defense campaign, Operation GrindStop 2014. McCall was greeted at...
Verdict Handed Down Today in Faroese Court for Six Sea Shepherd Volunteers Who Attempted to Prevent Slaughter of Pilot Whales Sea Shepherd Issues Statement & Supporter Martin Sheen Speaks Out The six Sea Shepherd volunteers who were arrested defending the pilot whales Photo: Sea ShepherdVolunteers from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s pilot whale defense campaign Operation GrindStop 2014 appeared before a court in the Faroe Islands on Monday following their recent arrest in...
Ross McCall to Join Sea Shepherd on Operation GrindStop 2014 TV actor plans to join the crew in the Faroe Islands to help defend pilot whales TV Actor Ross McCall with Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson Photo: Sea ShepherdPopular actor and television star, Ross McCall, known for his roles in the acclaimed TV series, “24: Live Another Day,” “White Collar,” and “Band of Brothers,” will soon be joining marine conservation non-profit Sea Shepherd...
Reflecting on Operation Toxic Gulf 2014 An oil rig similar to the one that exploded in 2010 Photo: Sea ShepherdThough Operation Toxic Gulf 2014 has come to a close and the R/V Odyssey has returned to port, the work to defend the fragile and recovering Gulf of Mexico is just beginning. This summer, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society teamed up with Ocean Alliance for the second consecutive year to research the long-term environmental impact in the Gulf following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil...
Call To Action For Sea Shepherd Supporters 33 pilot whales were slaughtered on the shores of Sandoy, Faroe Islands on Saturday Photo: Sea Shepherd33 pilot whales were slaughtered on the shores of Sandoy, Faroe Islands on Saturday. 14 brave Sea Shepherd volunteers, trying to save those whales' lives, ended up in handcuffs — facing charges, fines and possible deportation. Now, it's your turn to get involved. How can you help? Contact your local Danish Embassy. Especially if...