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Sea Shepherd fights to defend, conserve and protect our ocean.
We use direct action to defend marine wildlife and protect their habitat in the worlds ocean. Sea Shepherds conservation actions aim to safeguard the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced marine ecosystems.
Threats to the health of our ocean ecosystems
Our ocean and its inhabitants are dying from illegal fishing, plastic pollution and the effects of climate change. Poachers plunder marine life sanctuaries with impunity, and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing goes unchecked in the high seas far from public scrutiny.
Direct action to enforce laws protecting our oceans
International and national laws protecting the worlds ocean exist but are often not enforced. Sea Shepherd uses direct action to fill this enforcement void on the high seas, and works with national authorities to tackle illegal fishing in sovereign waters. (sourced from website 4/11/2021)