Keep up to date with the Sea Shepherd fleet in this report from Captain Paul Watson…
Read the latest International Union for the Conservation of Nature Report on the Vaquita, which can be found by clicking here. Read on to find out more about what the ships and crew have been up to around the world, protecting our seas, oceans and marine life.
The crews on the Farley Mowat, John Paul DeJoria and the Sharpie have done an incredible job this year with Operation Milagro locating and confiscating more illegal nets than last year with a month left to go.
They have dispatched the John Paul DeJoria to Peru via the Galapagos to meet with the Peruvian Navy to discuss anti-poaching operations in Peruvian waters. The Farley Mowat will complete the Milagro campaign. The Sharpie will move to do anti-poaching patrols in the new Pacific marine sanctuary established by Mexico in the Revillagigedo Islands.
The Martin Sheen recently completed Operation Clean Waves in the Kiribati Islands. This involved coral propagation, plastic debris removal and the providing of water purification equipment to the islanders. The vessel will undergo 4 weeks of maintenance in Oaho, Hawaii before departure for British Columbia for the continuation of Operation Virus Hunter.
The Brigitte Bardot will be shipped next week from Genoa, Italy to Florida for a major overhaul in preparation for conservation projects in the Caribbean.
Sea Shepherd Global Deployment:
The Ocean Warrior currently doing anti-poaching operations in Tanzania in Partnership with the Tanzanian government – Operation Jodari
The Bob Barker is currently undertaking anti-poaching operations in the waters off West Africa in partnership with the governments of Gabon and Liberia. Operation Albacore and Operation Solis Stella.
The Steve Irwin is currently doing Operation Jeedara to block plans by the Norwegian oil company Statoil to drill in the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight.
The Emmanuel Bronner is currently doing patrols in the Baltic Sea to protect porpoises.
The Jairo Mora Sandoval is currently doing conservation work with the NGO Biosphera in the waters of Cape Verde.
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