Operation Albacore

Our fourth campaign to stop illegal fishing in Gabon, West Africa

Operation Albacore IV
A successful partnership to protect Africa's Eden.

In 2016, Sea Shepherd partnered with the government of Gabon to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in their coastal waters. São Tomé and Principe soon joined the campaign, resulting in the arrest of five ships operating illegally in the Gulf of Guinea. Sea Shepherd continued the campaign protecting their coastal waters in 2017 and 2018 with the arrest of five illegal trawlers and a longliner, as well as another vessel busted for shark-finning. In 2019, Sea Shepherd is back to resume patrols with Gabonese authorities of Africa's largest marine protected area.

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Gabon’s Fisheries Minister Joins the Bob Barker on Last Patrol

October 18, 2019 - Gabon’s Minister of Fisheries Biendi Maganga-Moussavou joined the crew of Sea Shepherd’s Bob Barker for the last patrol of the season on Operation Albacore IV, our campaign in partnership with the Gabonese government to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Central West Africa.

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