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 USA Invites Artists Who Have Cancelled Their SeaWorld Shows to Join the Cove Guardians in Taiji
- Sea Shepherd Concludes Epic Southern Ocean Campaign, Operation Icefish
- Sea Shepherd and Ocean Alliance Set Sail on “Operation Toxic Gulf 2014”
- Sea Shepherd Joins UN’s World Wildlife Day as we Continue to Take Action Against Wildlife Crime
- 250+ Bottlenose Dolphins Captured and Held Overnight In The Cove; Captive Selection and Slaughter At ~ 1 Pm PT Today
- Sea Shepherd Makes Bid to China to Survey Diaoyu Islands to Protect Indigenous Marine Wildlife
- Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Discuss The Grind on CNN
- Ross McCall Arrives in the Faroes to Join Operation GrindStop 2014
- Divers for the Oceans: Champion Freedivers Join Sea Shepherd to End Cetacean Slaughter in the Coves
- Dr. Roger Payne Cites Pollution as the Greatest Problem Facing Whales Today
- Costa Rica Elevates Politically Motivated Attack Upon Captain Watson and Sea Shepherd; Interpol ‘Red’ Notice Issued
- Galapagos Judge Orders Release of all Suspects in Reina Del Cisne Case
- More Shark Attacks? We Have Only Ourselves to Blame
- Operation Siracusa: Poachers Blocked in the “A-Zone”
- SOS – Save Our Skipper Call to Action!
- Operation Toxic Gulf 2014: Campaign Launch Video
- Award-Winning Actor Martin Sheen to Help Unveil and Christen Sea Shepherd’s Newest Ship in its Fleet, Announce New Campaign
- Verdict Issued in Jairo Mora Case: Court Could Not Condemn the Murderers, But We All Know Who They Are
- Operation Icefish Update: Day 103
- Sea Shepherd Commends New Zealand on Strong Action Against Toothfish Poachers
- Three Sea Shepherd Crew Injured in Skirmish with Japanese Harpoon Vessel
- Sea Shepherd Summit 2014
- Sea Shepherd receives € 900,000, from Dutch National Postcode Lottery
- Sea Shepherd Announces Operation Jairo Sea Turtle Defense Campaign
- Another Sea Shepherd Legal Victory in the French Courts
- Violent Seal Killers Threaten Sea Shepherd UK Crew - Caught on Camera
- SeaWorld vs. OSHA: No Matter Who Wins, the Whales Lose
- GrindStop 2014 Update
- Flesh From Beached Bottlenose Whales Slaughtered and Butchered Yesterday was Dumped at Sea Today by Faroese Whale Killers
- Sea Shepherd Requests the Support of a Greenpeace Ship
- Dutch Postcode Lottery Supports Sea Shepherd with 900,000 Euros
- Operation Divine Wind Update
- San Diego City Council Votes to Protect La Jolla Harbor Seals During Pupping Season
- Bob Barker Moves In on the Japanese Whaling Fleet in French Antarctic Waters.
- Sea Shepherd Successfully finds the Nisshin Maru
- The Georgia Aquarium to Fight Denial of the Aquarium’s Permit Application to Import 18 Wild-Caught Belugas
- Amongst the Whales
- Pamela Anderson Proudly Joins Sea Shepherd’s Board of Advisors
- Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Erwin Vermeulen Meets the Press at Tokyo’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club
- Bogus Extradition Process to Proceed, but Captain Paul Watson Granted Bail
- Sea Shepherd Ship Triples Record for Longest Sea Chase of a Poacher as it Enters Third Month of Pursuit
- Shannen Doherty Bears Witness and Live Streams Brutal Dolphin Hunt During Visit to Taiji
- Sea Shepherd Boards the Thunder
- Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Zero Tolerance
- A Thank-You Message from Captain Watson
- Three Weeks Remaining to Enter “From the Cove to Captivity” Taiji Video Contest!
- Woe to the Poor Whales that Get Stranded on a Beach in the Ferocious Isles
- No Thanksgiving for the Dolphins of Taiji, as Albino Dolphin is Captured in The Cove
- German National Released from Shingu Jail
- Sea Shepherd Orlando to Hold Gathering Outside IMATA Conference
- Manotas, the First Sea Shepherd Galapagos Wildlife-sniffing Dog, Retires
- Sea Shepherd Announces Winners of “From the Cove to Captivity” Video Contest
- Gojira joins the rest of her Sea Shepherd Fleet
- Sea Shepherd Crewmember knocked into frigid Antarctic waters by Japanese Water Cannon
- SeaWorld and co, WAZA and IMATA and Their Collaboration with the Dolphin Slaughter in Japan
- Sea Shepherd Expands Our United States Board of Directors By Welcoming Three New Members
- Cove Guardian Radios Banned by Police in Taiji
- The Rice and Banana Conspiracy: The Japan/Costa Rica Connection
- Judge Denies Bail in Galapagos Iguana Smuggling Case
- Raising Awareness About Our Oceans on Aerosmith’s “Global Warming Tour”
- Waltzing with the Academic Critics of Tasmania
- CALL TO ACTION: Only Four Days Remain to Urge NOAA to Protect Captive Orca Lolita!
- Cove Guardian Campaign Director Scott West Denied Entry Into Japan
- Holding the Course!
- Five Beached Bottlenose Whales Slaughtered by Whale Killers in the Faroe Islands
- Death Trawler On its Way Down Under
- Captain Watson Offers $20,000 Reward to Help Apprehend Gulf Dolphin Killers
- The Dolphins Need Your Help!
- Pills of Extinction
- Reality TV Star Simone Reyes Arrives in Taiji, Japan to Serve as Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian
- On Eve of Valentine’s Day, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to Hold 32 Peaceful “World Love for Dolphins Day” Demonstrations
- If I Were CEO of SeaWorld
- Free Misty for Me
- Help Sea Shepherd Launch a Third Large Whale Protection Ship
- THE THUNDER HAS SUNK!
- Sea Shepherd Hands-Over Evidence of Thunder's Illegal Fishing to Authorities in Mauritius
- Sea Shepherd and Western Australians Rally for the Sharks!
- Operation Infinite Patience
- $9 Challenge: OZT Fundraising Update and Continuing Appeal
- Rutger Hauer and Sil van der Woerd Create film as gift for Sea Shepherd
- Captain Paul Watson Receives Jules Verne Award
- The Cape Cod Blackfisheries and a Comparison with the Faroese Grind
- Sea Shepherd Awarded 4-Star Rating for the Third Consecutive Year by Charity Navigator
- Another Industrial Shark Fishing Vessel is Apprehended in Galapagos
- Operation GrindStop Field Report - June 23, 2014
- Three Australian Prisoners Now Detained on a Japanese Whaler in Australian Waters
- Sea Shepherd gets Delayed by Tuna Killers from Launching Operation Ferocious Isles
- Urgent - Stop the Shark Cull by Making a Submission to the EPA Today!
- Captain Paul Watson Needs You. The Whales Need You.
- Standing Guard Over Plemmirio
- Irish Champion Swimmer to Brave the English Channel in Support of Sea Shepherd
- The Tomchin Family Foundation To Match Year-End Gifts To Sea Shepherd Up To $25,000
- Tell your Representative: OPPOSE DANGEROUS HOUSE SEA LION KILLING BILL
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- Stand Up for Our Coral Sea Whales and Sharks
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- Watch Captain Watson’s Press Conference Outside Preungesheim Prison
- Report from the Field: Operation Pacuare
- Court Victory for the Bluefin Tuna and Sea Shepherd
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Join Us on the Beaches to Help Save Sea Turtles! Join the Volunteer Ground Crew of Sea Shepherd’s 2015 Sea Turtle Defense Campaign Operation Jairo Sea Shepherd volunteers assisting the hatchlings Photo: Sea ShepherdHave you always wanted to join a Sea Shepherd campaign to defend ocean wildlife but have not been able to go to sea or spend a month or more away from home? Operation Jairo might be the perfect campaign for you! Volunteers will join Sea Shepherd on the ground, conducting...
An Amazingly Wonderful Development for the Dolphins of Taiji JAZA Cuts Ties with the Dolphin Killers of Taiji Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson Sea Shepherd has been opposing the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji since 2003 in a campaign called Operation Infinite Patience. Finally today that infinite patience has paid off. The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) has voted to no longer purchase dolphins from the killers of Taiji. Last month, JAZA was given a...
JAZA Votes to Stop Buying Dolphins Captured in Taiji JAZA members have voted to stop buying dolphins captured in Taiji’s brutal and infamous drive hunt Photo: Sea ShepherdOn Wednesday May 20 (Japan time), the Japanese Association of Zoos & Aquariums (JAZA), following a poll of its member aquariums and parks, announced its decision to stop buying dolphins captured in Taiji’s brutal and infamous drive hunt. With this decision, JAZA will remain a member of the World Association...
Sea Shepherd – When the Services of Good Pirates are Required Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson When the services of good pirates are required, who you gonna call? At last, an article that recognizes Sea Shepherd’s role in a world where the majority of the earth’s surface lies in a state of anarchy and lawlessness. Read more: The conundrum of the Patagonian toothfish. Since 1977, Sea Shepherd has been protecting marine life from ruthless and illegal...
New “Recruits” Join Sea Shepherd’s K-9 Unit In The Galapagos One of the new recruits receives a present for correctly identifying the container Photo: Sea ShepherdThe 16th of April was a milestone day for the cooperative work between the Ecuadorian Environmental Police and Sea Shepherd, for it celebrated the training of the newest dog guides and wildlife-sniffing dogs in the K9 unit, which successfully detects shark fins, sea cucumbers and other wildlife being illegally...