Sea Shepherd's Illegal Fishing Campaigns in the News

maandag, Jan 28, 2019

The Guardian (UK)
Liberia's eco-vigilantes score arresting success in struggle to end illegal fishing

January 28, 2019 - A feature article by Guardian journalist Karen McVeigh about how the West African Republic of Liberia uses Sea Shepherd's assistance to patrol its waters and combat illegal fishing in their sovereign waters for Operation Sola Stella. This article is part of The Guardian's series, Seascape: The State of our Oceans.

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The Guardian (UK)
Off Tanzania, in one of the world’s richest seas, why is the catch getting smaller?

September 15, 2018 - A feature article by Guardian journalist John Vidal about how Sea Shepherd is now assisting Tanzanian government agencies in patrolling the Indian Ocean onboard the M/V Ocean Warrior to stop illegal fishing activities that are wiping out fish populations. This article is part of The Guardian's series, Seascape: The State of our Oceans.

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ABC Radio Hobart (AU)
Preventing predatory poachers from pinching your pilchards

September 4, 2018 - Sea Shepherd Director of Campaigns, Captain Peter Hammarstedt, talks to Joel Rheinberger of ABC Radio Hobart in Tasmania (Australia) about his life on board the M/V Bob Barker, and how Sea Shepherd has been cooperating with African governments to help stop illegal fishing in their oceans (recording 16min 6sec). 

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RT Documentary Channel
Sea Life Savers: Illegal Fishing Off Gabon Challenged by the Sea Shepherd

September 22, 2017 - A documentary in English (also available in French) about Sea Shepherd's Operation Albacore on board the M/V Bob Barker, working in partnership with the Gabonese military and government agencies to stop illegal fishing off the coast of West Africa (49mins).

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The Guardian (Nigeria)
Fish-for-cash barter: How EU robs Africa of its seafood

September 3, 2017 -- A feature article by Kolawole Talabi and Authur Debruyne about how EU fisheries agreements leave West Africa's waters open to overfishing, including an example from Sea Shepherd's Operation Albacore, a campaign in partnership with the governments of Gabon and Sao Tomé and Principe on board the M/V Bob Barker.

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Al Jazeera TV (English)
Liberian navy tackles piracy

April 22, 2017 -- Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Monrovia about the International Maritime Organization's warning that crime syndicates committing illegal fishing crimes are thriving in the Gulf of Guinea, and how the Liberian military is fighting back with assistance from Sea Shepherd's civilian off-shore patrol vessel, the M/V Sam Simon (2mins, 33sec).


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For press inquiries or interviews about Sea Shepherd Global's campaigns combatting illegal fishing, contact Sea Shepherd Global Media Director, Heather Stimmler by email ( or telephone (GMT+1): +339 7719 7742.