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SEA SHEPHERD IN THE NEWS IN DECEMBER 2003

December 30, 2003 SEA SHEPHERD IN THE NEWS IN DECEMBER 2003

Article in Newsday on Sea Shepherd crewmember Matt Kelly protection turtles in Trinidad and Tobago. December 27, 2003:
http://www.newsday.co.tt/stories.php?article_id=12028


Article by Captain Paul Watson published in the New Zealand Herald December 25, 2003 on Mad Cow Disease:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3541060&thesection=news&thesubsection=dialogue


The same article was published in CounterPunch on December 24, 2003:
http://www.counterpunch.org/watson12242003.html


The San Francisco Gate included Sea Shepherd's picture of the Taiji, Japan dolphin slaughter in their Pictures of the Year:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/gate/archive/2003/12/22/yipoct.DTL

Article on Low Frequency Sonar testing and impact on whales with statements from Sea Shepherd in the December 4th Mendocino Beacon:

http://www.mendocinobeacon.com/Stories/0,1413,94~3593~1808951,00.html


Updates on Sea Shepherd ships

The Farley Mowat is in dry-dock in Seattle until the end of January, 2004. The ship will depart for the Galapagos in early February.

The Sirenian has completed her annual dry-docking in Ecuador and is back on patrol for the National Park in the Galapagos


Current Active Sea Shepherd Campaigns

  • Protection of the Galapagos National Park (GNP) Marine Reserve - Ecuador
  • Protection of Cocos Island National Park Marine Reserve - Costa Rica
  • Opposition to the slaughter of dolphin in Japan
  • Opposition to the capture and slaughter of dolphins in the Solomon Islands
  • Program of confiscation of illegal long lines worldwide
  • Opposition to the slaughter of pilot whales in the Danish Faeroe Islands
  • Opposition to the Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt
  • Opposition to the illegal killing of whales by Japan, Iceland, and Norway
  • Protection of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland from illegal fishing
  • Protection of sea-turtles in the Caribbean
  • Opposition to the Deployment of Low Frequency Sonar testing by the United States Navy
  • Campaign to discourage the consumption of shark fins in Asia
  • Campaign to oppose domestic salmon farming

Reward Programs

  • $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered conservationist Jane Tipson killed in St. Lucia in September 2003
  • $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people illegally killing marine mammals, turtles, and sea-birds in U.S. waters
  • $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people illegally exploiting fish, mollusks and sea vegetables in U.S. waters.

December Updates on Crewmembers

  • Matt Kelly (Crew on the Antarctic campaign 2003-2004) is presently in Tobago working to protect sea-turtles
  • Ken Nichols (Crew on the 1998 Makah campaign) is in Palestine working for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians
  • Matt Taylor (Crew on the Caribbean campaign 2001) is serving as a military policeman for the U.S. Army in Iraq
  • Dean Walton (Crew on the Antarctic campaign 2003-2004) is presently in Grenada working to protect sea-turtles and sea birds

 

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