Marine Conservation

 

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organisation. Their 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.

All proceeds from the sale of these products will support Sea Shepherd's latest Campaign, Operation Icefish, taking place in the southern oceans this summer.

Although the International Court of Justice has declared that the Japanese whaling program in Antarctic is illegal, the Japanese Government has announced that their whaling fleet will be returning to the southern ocean in 2014/15 to conduct non-lethal surveying of whales with the intention of resuming full scale lethal whaling in the 2015/16 season.

Operation Icefish will see Sea Shepherd return to Antarctica to confront the Japanese whale poachers, should they decide to resume their illegal whaling operations this coming season. However, if the whale poachers abide by their promise to not kill whales, then Sea Shepherd will take the opportunity to target the illegal fishing of Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish in the Southern Ocean, shifting focus from saving endangered whales to protecting vulnerable fish and the delicate marine ecosystem that they inhabit.

 

http://www.seashepherd.org.au/

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