Operation Albacore 3 Campaign Launch: Three Poachers Arrested
Sea Shepherd returns to Gabon with Captain Peter Hammarstedt at the helm of the M/Y Bob Barker to help protect Africa’s largest marine protected area in partnership with Gabonese authorities. Three illegal fishing trawlers have already been arrested in Gabonese waters as the campaign is officially launched.
Operation Albacore III is Sea Shepherd’s third campaign in partnership with the Gabonese government to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Central West Africa. Throughout the 2018 tuna fishing season, Gabonese marines (Marine Nationale), inspectors with the Fisheries Enforcement Agency (ANPA) and rangers with the National Agency of National Parks (ANPN) will be stationed on-board Sea Shepherd’s ship, the M/Y Bob Barker, working alongside Sea Shepherd crew to patrol Gabon’s sovereign waters. These patrols will provide a vehicle for law enforcement to defend, conserve and protect critical tuna habitat in Central West Africa.
Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit marine conservation organization that engages in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife, and conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction.
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