Sea Shepherd and Mexican authorities rescue two assailants whose boat crashed into the conservation vessel Farley Mowat during an aggressive early morning attack against the non-profit environmental group.
Kokanee shore spawning numbers in the Interior of British Columbia were some of the highest on record since the 1970s, according to a fisheries biologist. “This was a really high year for shore spawners. It was actually one of the highest we have on record, I don’t really […]
There has been a recent spray of positive news for the beleaguered right whale. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in the United States announced nearly $500,000 in investments to help reduce threats to the North Atlantic right whales and other marine life off the coast of […]
More than 350 scientists and conservationists from 40 countries have signed a letter calling for global action to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises from extinction. They say more than half of all species are of conservation concern, with two on the “knife-edge” of extinction. Lack of action over […]
Vaquita porpoises have puzzled scientists since their discovery in 1958. Regrettably, their populations have gotten much smaller over time due to illegal fishing practices. In this post, we highlight that while these “little cows” may be difficult to protect, we should try everything we can to save them. […]
Analysis shows temporarily stopping fishing would lead to gains of up to 10 times above the status quo after 30 years. At least a quarter of major fish stocks in Canada are in decline, but efforts to rebuild them — such as closing fisheries or setting catch limits […]
Operation Milagro, Sea Shepherd’s campaign to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, reached a significant milestone this month. Over the past six seasons of the campaign, more than 1000 pieces of illegal fishing gear have been removed from the Upper Gulf of California. This federally-protected and UNESCO recognized […]
The Mako shark has been confirmed to be added to the CITES Appendix II listing, giving it critical protection as an endangered species. Good news for the Mako’s, sharks and our oceans!
A recently published article informs us of the higher levels of mercury in fish, as they need to eat more due to increasing water temperatures. More info:
It may not be a cataclysmic turning point in the climate crisis, but global warming has officially come for your fish. According to a new study published in the journal Nature in August, higher ocean temperatures are causing the mercury content of certain fish to increase despite regulations aimed at […]