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Galapagos hasn’t fully recovered from the one of the largest shark poaching cases this past July, when yet another vessel was caught inside the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) just this past week. The Ecuadorian Navy apprehended the Reina del Cisne, an industrial fishing vessel from Manta, on September 16, 2011. The navy found the industrial fishing vessel six nautical miles inside the GMR.
The Reina del Cisne, together with two small boats, was equipped with longlines, a fishing method prohibited by Galapagos regulations. Upon inspection of the mothership, dozens of dead sharks were found in their holds. The navy ordered the vessel to San Cristobal Island for further inspection, where it has been detained pending the ongoing investigation. The 12 crewmembers have all been placed under arrest...
Last Updated on Saturday, 24 September 2011 06:40
Approximately 50 to 100 defenseless pilot whales were driven into a fjord at Vestmanna in the Faeroe Islands around noon today where every adult male, female, and calf was barbarically massacred in an orgy of blood that stained the waters a deep scarlet.
This shameful atrocity followed in the recent wake of Sea Shepherd’s departure from the Faeroes after successfully preventing all bloodshed for multiple months during Operation Ferocious Isles Pilot Whale Defense Campaign. Sea Shepherd’s limited budget dictated that we could only spend two months in the Faeroes and not a single whale was killed during this time...
Last Updated on Friday, 02 September 2011 19:36
On the afternoon of Friday, July 15, the Steve Irwin was detained in the Scottish Shetland Islands by the British courts due to a civil lawsuit brought against us by Maltese fishing company, Fish and Fish Limited. They are claiming damages for the bluefin tuna we rescued from their nets in June 2010, fish that we believe were illegally caught after the season has closed, without an inspector onboard, or any paperwork documenting the legality of their catch.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:12