Operation Guegou

Sea Shepherd's Newest Partnership in Benin, West Africa

Dolphin ByCatch Campaign

Operation Dolphin ByCatch Concludes: See you next year!

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Sea Shepherd Tattoo partners with Cheyenne

Naptune's Navy

Protecting Our Oceans since 1977

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Sea Shepherd is now working with Eco-Benin and the government of Benin to combat illegal fishing.

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Commentary by Campaign Director Lamya Essemlali, President Sea Shepherd France.

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Part of the proceeds of all Cheyenne Cartridges sold will help fund Sea Shepherd's campaigns.

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An animated video about the role of Sea Shepherd's fleet in our marine conservation campaigns.

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Sea Shepherd is made up of ordinary people taking extraordinary actions to help save our oceans.

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Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts and figures

Simple truths

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

Nine million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year, killing one million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals.

For every pound of trawled shrimp, up to six pounds of "bycatch” is also captured, including turtles and dolphins.

Humpback whales communicate with complex songs that can be as loud as the sound of a jet plane (around 150 decibels).

If not for whaling, ship strikes, pollution and entanglement in fishing gear, some whales could live for over 200 years.

Illegal fishing accounts for an estimated 11-26 million tons of the annual catch of fish globally.

  • Sea Shepherd fights to defend, conserve and protect our oceans.

    We use direct action to defend marine wildlife and protect their habitat in the world’s oceans. Sea Shepherd’s conservation actions aim to safeguard the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced marine ecosystems.

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  • If the oceans die, we die.

    Overfishing, poaching and environmental waste have destroyed marine populations and polluted our seas. International laws and agreements exist to protect our fragile marine ecosystems, but enforcement is lacking.

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  • We do what international authorities can’t … or won’t.

    When existing laws to protect the world’s oceans and marine wildlife are not enforced, Sea Shepherd engages in direct action campaigns, patrolling the high seas and working with national authorities to tackle illegal fishing in sovereign waters.

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