The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is offering a reward of $10,000 to any person who provides information to the authorities leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting sea lions in Puget Sound. The information can be provided in confidence and the source can remain confidential.
Last year, Sea Shepherd offered a reward of $11,500 New Zealand dollars, which led to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for killing 22 sea lions in New Zealand.
“This is a violation of U.S. Federal law and the person or persons responsible for these shootings must be apprehended and brought to justice,” said Captain Paul Watson from onboard the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin in the Ross Sea where he is pursuing Japanese whaling ships illegally targeting whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
To report information on the Sea Lion Shootings, please contact:
NOAA Enforcement Hotline: (800) 853-1964
To report a crime in progress call 911.