Illegal Fishing Campaigns

Sea Shepherd's Current Partnerships

Based in Amsterdam, Sea Shepherd Global provides crewed, civilian patrol vessels -- the M/V Ocean Warrior, the M/V Bob Barker, and the M/V Sam Simon -- to help local authorities and regional partners combat illegal fishing in African waters.

Gabon and São Tomé & Principe
Operation Albacore

Since 2016, Sea Shepherd has been fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa, in partnership with authorities in Gabon and São Tomé & Principe to patrol Africa's largest marine protected area.

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Operation Sola Stella

In February 2017, Sea Shepherd Global launched a campaign in partnership with the Liberian Ministry of National Defense to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the West African coastal waters of Liberia. The campaign has been named Operation Sola Stella, which is Latin for ‘Lone Star’, the motto for the Republic of Liberia. 

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Operation Jodari

Launched in early 2018, Operation Jodari is a campaign in partnership with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania to tackle illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in the Western Indian Ocean region. Sea Shepherd crew on board the Ocean Warrior are working with law enforcement agents from the Deep Sea Fishing Authority, Tanzanian Navy and the Multi-Agency Task Team (MATT), with support from Fish-i Africa, a partnership of eight East African countries including Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles and Somalia that fosters information-sharing and regional cooperation to combat large-scale illegal fishing. 

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Operation Guegou

In May 2019 Sea Shepherd joined forces with the government of Benin to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Gulf of Guinea. Sea Shepherd crew and the local non-governmental organization (NGO) Eco-Benin worked together with law enforcement agents representing the State Action on the Sea, the Navy of Benin and the Ministry of Fisheries on board the Sea Shepherd vessel Bob Barker on an inaugural 20-day patrol to stop poaching activity in the waters of Benin.

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