Tag Archives: Sea Shepherd’s

Banana Republic of Mexico and Sea Shepherds Round Up Fishermen to “save” the critically endangered Vaquita

Crew from six fishing boats in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez were arrested by the Mexican Navy, after they were caught using illegal fishing nets to poach banned fish in a marine reserve. The fishermen had been spotted by the Sea Shepherd vessel scow Farley Mowat, which tracked the six boats until navy officials could arrive on the scene. According to Sea Shepherd, a nonprofit marine wildlife organization, the fishermen were using banned gill nets to catch totoaba bass, a rare fish Mexican law has protected since 1975 but one that is nonetheless poached for its swim bladders, which, at an estimated US$20,000 per kilo, fetch a high price on China’s black market. The fishing boats were stopped and their crews apprehended without incident. Read the story here 12:25

A group I despise is heading to B.C. to fight something I despise! Salmon Farms or something

r-v-martin-sheen-sea-shepherd-shipThe Sea Shepherds salmon campaign is all about,,, The Sea Shepherds! They continuously grovel for attention and legitimacy, but really, where’s the beef? It’s in old Captain Watson’s ass, and in the swelled cavern between his ears! I read an article today, which I will share with you. The Sea Shepherds are sending their luxury yacht, which they refer to as a research vessel, the Martin Sheen to the coast of B.C to support Alexandra Morton in opposition to the salmon farms. Will they make a difference? Nope. If anything, they pollute the issue. It’s not been revealed what exactly they plan to do, but, unless they swing from the yard-arm with daggers clenched in their teeth when DFO shows up, or ram some salmon pens in true Sea Shepherd fashion, this is nothing but a self aggrandized publicity stunt. Click here to read the article, which is all about them. 20:30

Anxious to avoid the wrath of the Sea Shepherds, Blackmore’s calls for krill talks

The Sea Shepherd new campaign, Operation Krill, targets Blackmores’ ‘EcoKrill’, an omega-3 supplement pills and its impact on whales in the Antarctic. Christine Holgate, Blackmores CEO, stressed her company and the Sea Shepherd share one thing in common: protection for the environment. She said Blackmores worked very closely with several organisations including World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Marine Sustainability Certification (MSC), and the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund. Read the rest here 11:00

Pseudo Swashbuckler Sea Shepherds to Pay Millions to Japanese Whale Fleet

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society agreed to pay $2.55 million to Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research on Monday as part of a settlement to resolve a long-standing legal battle over the anti-whaling group’s tactics against Japanese whaling ships in the Antarctic.The settlement came the same day the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Sea Shepherd’s appeal of a federal court’s finding that the group was in contempt of a court order to stay clear of Japanese whaling ships. Read the rest here 21:48

Court finds Radical environmentalist anti-whaling Sea Shepherd’s in contempt

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a commissioner to determine how much Paul Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he founded owe Japanese whalers for lawyer fees, damage to their ships and for violating the court order to stop their dangerous protests. The Japanese whalers are demanding $2 million in addition to their attorney fees and damage and cost to their ships for warding off the protests. Read the rest here 21:00