Joan Stringer was appointed Principal and Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University in January 2003 having previously served as Principal and Vice Patron of Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh. Professor Stringer has contributed to a number of policy initiatives through external organisations, committees and working groups, which included membership of the Scottish Committee of Dearing. She also served as a Board member of the Interactive University (which formed a bridge between Scotland’s universities and students worldwide who wished to study for internationally recognised qualifications from their home countries) and is a former Council member of the World Association of Co-operative Education (which promotes work-integrated learning worldwide and builds links between education, industry and government). In 2001 Professor Stringer was awarded a CBE for Services to Higher Education and was awarded Hon D Litt from the University of Keele for her contribution to higher education and public service.
In 2009 Professor Stringer was awarded a DBE for services to Local and National Higher Education.
Robert Black stepped down as Auditor General for Scotland at the end of June 2012, a post which he had held since 2000. In this role he was the accountable officer, and therefore in effect chief executive, of Audit Scotland. Between 1995 and 2000, Dr Black was Controller of Audit with the Accounts Commission with responsibility for the external auditing and reporting on all expenditure by local authorities and NHS bodies in Scotland. Prior to this, he was a local authority chief executive for 10 years, first with Stirling District Council (1985-90) and then with Tayside Regional Council (1990-1995).
His earlier career (1975-1985), was in policy planning and research with Strathclyde Regional Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Glasgow City Council.
Since his retirement from the post of Auditor General, Dr Black has been appointed to the British Library Board, joined the Court of Edinburgh University as a lay member and become a public interest member on the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Currently she is Chair of NHS Education for Scotland, Chair of the Scottish Association for Mental Health and a Scottish Funding Council Board member.
She is a graduate of Edinburgh University, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of General Practitioners, and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Maureen is an experienced Business Risk Consultant, currently working in a freelance capacity, with a proven track record in developing and delivering risk management solutions across a range of multi-functional businesses, representing both clients and consultants. A keen advocate of the business benefits of a robust risk management strategy, her approach is practical as well as technical, which assists in raising awareness and engaging buy-in at all levels in the organisations. Maureen began her career in risk as Insurance Manager at a major utility company where she was responsible for developing and managing insurance and risk financing arrangements, including the establishment of a captive insurance company. In 1994, she moved into the public sector as Risk Manager to Strathclyde Regional Council, at that time Europe’s largest local authority. She joined Sector (part of the Capita group) in July 2006 to head up its Business Risk consultancy services, prior to which she spent four years as a Business Risk Consultant (Vice President level) with Marsh UK Ltd, becoming Regional Leader of their Public Sector Practice.
Dr Ian C Elliott is a lecturer and programme leader of the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Services Governance at Queen Margaret University. In addition to programme leadership Ian teaches across undergraduate, MSc and MBA programmes in subjects including operations management, economics and strategy. Ian is also Chair of Dads Rock, Scotland's only network of free playgroups for dads and kids. Jessica Crowe is Executive Director of the Centre for Public Scrutiny, an independent charity founded in 2003 to promote better scrutiny and accountability in decision-making across the public sector.
Prior to joining CfPS in 2006, she was a councillor for eight years in the London Borough of Hackney, where she was Deputy Mayor.
In 2007-08 she was on the independent Councillors Commission, which investigated the barriers and incentives to becoming an elected councillor.
She has extensive experience in elected and lay member training and adult education and has worked as an adviser to a government minister and for various local government organisations. Claer sits as a part-time Tribunal Judge and as a non-executive Director of both the Paradigm Housing Association and Ravensbourne College boards. She works with public, private and third sector Boards and Organisations to achieve good ethical governance; increasing productivity, profitability and performance. Sarah Hutchison was appointed Head of Policy and Information for the Scottish Information Commissioner in 2003. He advises a wide range of public sector clients and those engaging with the public sector on all aspects of procurement law (both contentious and non-contentious), corporate structuring and collaborations, contracting and grant matters, public administrative law, governance and state aid.
Robin's background also includes significant experience in advising clients on European law, competition law and regulatory law. He also advises a large number of charities and third sector clients and those engaging with the third sector in relation to: charity law and regulation (including advising on regulatory investigations), governance, formation and structuring, contracting and community renewables.
Andy has been working in communications for 10 years, in post-devolution Scottish politics, for large banks during the financial crisis, before moving to a professional charity, during which time he dabbled back into politics to run strategy and communications for Murdo Fraser’s campaign for a new political party in Scotland. His areas of expertise are organisational strategy and positioning, communications change and turnaround, PR and reputation management, campaigning and writing for a variety of audiences.
Andy holds an MA (Hons.) in Economics and Politics from The University of Edinburgh, and is a member of the CIPR.
Yvonne is Communications Manager at Wheatley Group and leads an award-winning team which delivers communications for staff, stakeholders and customers - both in print and online.
Donald Anderson started work as a Medical Scientist with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.
In 1999 he was elected Leader of The City of Edinburgh Council, a position he held until he stood down in the autumn of 2006 to stand for the Scottish Parliament. During Donald’s involvement in economic development, Edinburgh became one of the strongest city economies in the UK.
The crew of the Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, has assisted Gabonese authorities in the arrest of three illegal fishing trawlers in coastal waters off Gabon, Central West Africa. The arrests followed a three-day coordinated effort between the Marine Nationale (Gabonese Navy), the ANPA (Fisheries Enforcement Agency) and Sea Shepherd that culminated in a successful night raid on the illegal vessels in the early hours of Sunday morning. Plastic pollution is recognized as a massive, global environmental issue, responsible for the deaths of over a million marine animals each year. It is a danger to all marine life including birds, sharks, turtles and marine mammals, causing injury and death through drowning, entanglement, or starvation following ingestion. The Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, has arrived in the Republic of Gabon for the commencement of Operation Albacore, a new campaign to tackle illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, under the direction of the Government of Gabon. Throughout the 2016 tuna fishing season, Gabonese marines (Marine Nationale) and officers with the Fisheries Enforcement Agency (ANPA) will be stationed on-board the Bob Barker, working alongside Sea Shepherd crew to patrol Gabon's sovereign waters. As BP held its annual general meeting in London on April 14, Sea Shepherd, The Wilderness Society, and the Great Australian Bight Alliance took the fight to save the Great Australian Bight to BP’s doorstep.
Coordinated protests in Australia and the United Kingdom took place as BP’s shareholders met, with a mock oil spill held at the organisation’s head office in Melbourne, and a giant inflatable whale installed outside the AGM in London. The 6 illegal fishing vessels of the FU YUAN YU fleet are now in China and the final investigation into their fisheries crimes is now in the hands of the Chinese authorities. Sea Shepherd has offered to hand over the evidence in this case, comprising of 4 kilometres of driftnet, marking beacons, physical sightings, in addition to eye-witnesses, photographs and log-book entries, to the Chinese authorities. On March 29, 2016 at 2027 UTC, the illegal fishing vessel Fu Yuan Yu 076 entered the port of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province in position 22 Degrees 02 Minutes (North); 113 Degrees 04 Minutes (East). This is the second attempt made by the vessel in as many days to call a port after trying to enter Xincun harbour yesterday, and the first instance in which the vessel is well inside of China's jurisdictional control.
Sea Shepherd’s Flagship, Steve Irwin, which is in pursuit of the poaching vessel, has reported the Fu Yuan Yu 076’s position to the Chinese government, providing authorities with an immediate opportunity to arrest and investigate the vessel. In a statement released today, the Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR), the body behind the Japanese government’s whaling program, announced the return of the Japanese whaling fleet from its Antarctic slaughter. It is the first time that the Japanese whalers have returned to the Southern Ocean to slaughter whales since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled its whaling program to be illegal in 2014. The statement confirmed that 333 whales, including a number of pregnant females, have been harpooned in Antarctic waters by the whalers since December. The fishing vessel Fu Yuan Yu 076, one of six vessels documented fishing illegally in the Indian Ocean by Sea Shepherd, has crossed over to South China Sea from the high seas of the Indian Ocean, through the Malacca Straits.
After much anticipation, Sea Shepherd Global has today unveiled the name of its New Patrol Vessel, Ocean Warrior.
The ship name was selected by a panel of representatives from Sea Shepherd and the Dutch Postcode Lottery, from over 1,400 entries in Sea Shepherd’s Name Our New Patrol Vessel competition. The Ministry has been working with international organizations and other authorities and has collected more than 3,000 documents to prove the illegal business structure of Vidal Armadores. Sea Shepherd’s Flagship, the Steve Irwin, has intercepted a fleet of six illegal fishing vessels, the Fu Yuan Yu fleet, in the Indian Ocean.
The Sea Shepherd ship, under the command of Captain Siddharth Chakravarty, has now engaged in a pursuit of one of the ships, the Fu Yuan YU 076.
The six Chinese-flagged vessels were located on the Ninety East Ridge in international waters; an area managed by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMO). Sea Shepherd’s Flagship, the Steve Irwin, is en route to the Indian Ocean to confront a killer in our oceans. A fleet of fishing vessels is actively fishing on the high seas of the Indian Ocean using driftnets; a form of fishing banned by the United Nations in 1992 due to its indiscriminate and destructive impact.
Taking advantage of the remoteness of the region, and in the absence of law enforcement, the fleet has demonstrated a resurgence of this out-dated, outlawed practice.
Authorities in Indonesia have sunk the last of the “Bandit 6” toothfish poaching vessels, the Viking, in Pangandaran, West Java.
Sea Shepherd representatives were on the ground to film the sinking, which marks the end of over a decade of toothfish poaching in the Southern Ocean at the hands of the Bandit 6, and the conclusion of Sea Shepherd’s 12th Southern Ocean Defense Campaign, Operation Icefish 2015-16. Sea Shepherd Captains Peter Hammarstedt and Siddharth Chakravarty have congratulated Spanish authorities on the arrest of six people following raids on the headquarters of known fishing crime syndicate, Vidal Armadores. Reports indicate that the six arrested, including company owner Antonio Vidal Suarez, are accused of illegally fishing for Antarctic and Patagonian toothfish.
Last week, Director of Sea Shepherd Netherlands, Geert Vons, and Director of Sea Shepherd Asia, Gary Stokes, visited the Damen shipyard in Turkey to review progress on the construction of Sea Shepherd’s New Patrol Vessel. The hunt for the last of six known toothfish poaching vessels has ended with the arrest of the Nigerian-flagged Viking in Indonesia. The announcement of the vessel’s arrest was made at a press conference in Jakarta today, held by Indonesian Fisheries Minister, Susi Pudjiastuti, the Commander of the Western Naval Fleet and other high-ranking Indonesian officials. Following a successful presence at dive shows in the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands, Sea Shepherd Global is proud to announce the official launch of a new initiative, Sea Shepherd Dive. Sea Shepherd Dive has been developed to provide a “support and report” network to enable the dive community to get involved with Sea Shepherd and its worldwide mission to stop poachers and illegal operations that are destroying our marine environment. In the vastness of the Southern Ocean, the Japanese whaling fleet has likely been able to illegally slaughter their reduced quota of 333 Minke whales. Because of the expanded area of operations and the fact that they were targeting only a third of their quota, the Japanese whalers were able to get away with violating the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Japanese whaling operations in the Southern Ocean should be shut down.
The crackdown on poachers in the Southern Ocean continues with news that authorities in Senegal, West Africa, have detained the internationally wanted toothfish-poaching vessel, Kunlun. Reports allege that the Kunlun had previously falsified its registry, claiming Indonesia as its flag state. The crew of the Sea Shepherd ship, Steve Irwin, has filmed a rare encounter with a Blue whale mother and her calf.


The ship, which is currently engaged in Operation Icefish 2015-16 – Sea Shepherd’s 12th Southern Ocean Defense Campaign – encountered the pair while on the search for illegal activity on the high seas. Blue whales are the largest animals that have ever lived on this planet, growing up to 30 meters in length. From January 23rd to February 6th 2016, Sea Shepherd Chile will hold its National Campaign, Humboldt 2016. Located in the Atacama and Coquimbo Regions in Chile, the Humboldt Marine Reserve boasts high biodiversity and has characteristics such as a high rate of endemism that makes it a particularly unique environment.
On Tuesday the January 26, the annual Dutch Postcode Lottery Charity Gala (Goed Geld Gala) was held in the Royal Theater Carre in Amsterdam. Margriet Schreuders of the National Postcode Lottery presented Vons and Cornelissen with a cheque for €900,000, making this the ninth year in which Sea Shepherd has been awarded support from the National Postcode Lottery. Sea Shepherd’s Flagship, the Steve Irwin, has departed Fremantle, Western Australia for the Southern Ocean.
Led by returning Captain, Siddharth Chakravarty, Sea Shepherd will once again defend the pristine waters of Antarctica from poachers, with the aim to shutdown illegal activities in what is the world’s last great wilderness.
As most of you would be aware, in September this year Sea Shepherd Global launched an SOS Emergency Patrol Appeal to raise funds to replace four of our small boats, confiscated during our direct-action campaigns in the Faroe Islands. The Spitfire, Echo and Farley, as well as the tender of the Brigitte Bardot , were seized by the Danish Navy and Faroese police in 2014 and 2015 while in the line of duty, defending the pilot whales and dolphins in the Faroe Islands.
A national poll, commissioned by Sea Shepherd Australia and undertaken by Australian market research company Roy Morgan Research, has shown that 76.9% of Australians want the Federal Government to send a ship to oppose Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean. Yesterday, a pod of 11 pilot whales was slaughtered at the killing beach of Fuglafir?i in the Faroe Islands. CEO of Sea Shepherd Global, Captain Alex Cornelissen, has condemned Japan’s plans to return to the Southern Ocean to slaughter whales this austral summer. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is proud to be one of 30 environmental groups which have bestowed the international “dishonor" of being "Shark Enemy 2016” upon Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera, the President of Costa Rica.
Sea Shepherd Global CEO, Captain Alex Cornelissen, has been served with a summons to appear in court in the Faroe Islands.
Captain Cornelissen, a Dutch national, was issued with the notice by a Danish police officer outside the Danish parliament building yesterday.
Captain Paul Watson files a petition against Costa Rica for violating his rights through politically motivated legal proceedings.
An affidavit provided by Sea Shepherd’s Captain Peter Hammarstedt was submitted as evidence in a contempt case against Japanese whaling company, Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd (Kyodo), in the Australian Federal Court in Sydney, Australia. In 2008, Humane Society International (HSI) successfully obtained a declaration in the Federal Court that Kyodo was breaking Australian law by killing whales in Antarctica under the guise of scientific research, and also obtained an injunction ordering the company to stop killing whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary. Sea Shepherd has long been a champion of non-violent direct action in defense of the world's oceans. For this reason we are extremely proud to partner with 5 Gyres in combating what has been described as “the deadliest predator of the sea*” – marine plastic. Following the unprecedented success of Operation Icefish, Sea Shepherd today announced its second campaign to target illegal Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish operators in the Southern Ocean; Operation Icefish 2015-16. Led by returning Captain, Sid Chakravarty, Sea Shepherd will once again focus its attention on defending the pristine waters of Antarctica, with the aim to eliminate illegal fishing of vulnerable toothfish from the region.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has officially announced Operation Milagro II (Operation Miracle), the organization’s Fall 2015 campaign to defend the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise.
Sea Shepherd believes the hunters have been dumping the bodies of slaughtered Risso’s calves and juveniles to avoid including them in the annual Risso’s quota, which was exceeded last season. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has documented the body of a juvenile Risso’s dolphin who washed ashore on the rocks in Taiji, Japan on Tuesday (Japan time), believed to have been slaughtered alongside its family pod and dumped at sea by the Taiji hunters so its tiny body would not be counted against the killers’ annual quota of Risso’s, which was exceeded last year.
Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardian volunteers stationed on the ground in Taiji believe that this young dolphin was among a pod of 18-20 Risso’s dolphins driven into Taiji’s infamous cove and slaughtered on Oct. Officers of Scuttled Poaching Vessel, Thunder, Sentenced to Jail and Fined 15 Million Euros.
On Monday, the Supreme Court of Sao Tome and Principe found three officers of the notorious toothfish-poaching vessel, Thunder, guilty of forgery, pollution, damages to the environment and recklessness.
Captain Luis Alfonso Rubio Cataldo of Chile, Chief Engineer Agustin Dosil Rey of Spain and Second Mechanic Luis Miguel Perez Fernandez, also of Spain, were detained in Sao Tome and Principe following the sinking of the Thunder in the Gulf of Guinea on April 6 this year. After extensive preparation and in cooperation with the National Judicial Authority of Ecuador and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Sea Shepherd Galapagos organized its first-ever capacity-building course on the landmark World Heritage Convention and its application in the Galapagos Islands. The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (the World Heritage Convention) is a successful global instrument for the protection of cultural and natural heritage. The Dutch-registered Sea Shepherd ships Sam Simon and Bob Barker have arrived in the port of Bremen, Germany, marking the official conclusion of Sea Shepherd’s sixth Faroe Islands Pilot Whale Defense Campaign, Operation Sleppid Grindini. The ships join Sea Shepherd’s Australian-registered fast trimaran, Brigitte Bardot, which returned to Bremen from the Faroe Islands in late September. Operation Saimaa Seal was set up to protect the world's most endangered seal and one of the most endangered mammals in the world, the Saimaa ringed seal of Lake Saimaa, Finland. The Saimaa ringed seal is on the brink of extinction with experts predicting that the species will be completely wiped-out within a few decades. One of the biggest threats to the critically endangered Seal is illegal fishnets and fish traps. Last week, while patrolling the waters of the Faroe Islands, the crew of the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, discovered the carcass of a pilot whale floating in the waters just outside Klaksvik in the Kalsoyar fjord in the northeast of the archipelago. Over the past three months, the Sea Shepherd ships Brigitte Bardot, Sam Simon, and more recently the Bob Barker, in collaboration with the Sea Shepherd land crew, have successfully escorted hundreds of dolphins, including pilot whales, away from the killing beaches of the Faroe Islands. This week alone pods of pilot whales, white-sided dolphins, white-beaked dolphins and bottlenose dolphins have been led away from the shores of the archipelago by the Sea Shepherd ships.
This November, France will welcome delegates to, and preside over, the 21st conference of the United Nations on Climate Change. Captain Peter Hammarstedt and Captain Sid Chakravarty of Sea Shepherd have called on the Australian and New Zealand authorities and the relevant international enforcement agencies to ensure the missing Interpol Purple-listed toothfish-poaching vessel, Taishan, does not disappear after going on the run from Thailand. The vessel has been under arrest in Phuket since March when it attempted to offload 182 tonnes of illegally caught Patagonian toothfish as grouper. Yesterday, authorities in the Shetland Islands, Scotland, seized a small boat of the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon. The warrant for the seizure was presented to the Captain and Ship Manager of the Sam Simon, which was in the Shetland Islands to refuel. Yesterday, German Actress Anne Menden, known for her role as Emily Hofer in the RTL soap opera Good Times, Bad Times, arrived in the Danish Faroe Islands to join Sea Shepherd for the organization’s sixth pilot whale defense campaign, Operation Sleppid Grindini. It is the second consecutive year that Menden will stand alongside Sea Shepherd’s international crew in defense of the pilot whales who are targeted for slaughter in the infamous drive hunt, known as the grindadrap or grind. Sea Shepherd and Biosfera 1 continue their successful partnership, teaming up for the second consecutive year to protect the endangered Loggerhead turtle population of Santa Luzia, Cabo Verde. Loggerhead turtles reach sexual maturity late in life, and eggs and young turtles have a high mortality rate from natural phenomena. Sea Shepherd veteran crewmember Karen Hagen of Norway has been denied entry into Japan to document the brutal capture and slaughter of dolphins and small whales in Taiji as Ground Leader of Sea Shepherd’s Operation Henkaku (Operation Metamorphosis) campaign.
The international crew of the Dutch-registered Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, has been denied entry into the Faroe Islands by Danish authorities. The conservation ship arrived at the port of Sund in the Faroe Islands yesterday at approximately 1200 local time. The Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awardee expressed to the Prime Minister his grave concern that Denmark, a member nation of the European Union (EU) – subject to EU laws prohibiting the slaughter of cetaceans – is not only supporting but actively protecting the grind, which claims the lives of hundreds of pilot whales and dolphins each year.
Four Sea Shepherd volunteers have been deported from the Faroe Islands under the cover of darkness in the early hours of this morning.
At approximately 0330 Faroese time today, Sea Shepherd Land Team Leader, Rosie Kunneke of South Africa, and fellow Sea Shepherd volunteers Christophe Bondue of Belgium, Marianna Baldo of Italy and Kevin Schiltz of Luxembourg, were bundled onto a ferry at Torshavn, bound for Hirchalls, Denmark, escorted by three police officers in civilian clothing. Exactly one week ago, the four volunteers were found guilty of breaking the Faroe Islands’ Pilot Whaling Act and public disturbance for the ‘crime’ of interfering in the July 23 slaughter of over 250 pilot whales on the killing beaches of Bour and Torshavn. Faroe Islands Tourism Industry Directly Linked To Slaughter Of Another 61 Pilot Whales As E.U. Yesterday, Sea Shepherd crews fiercely defended a pod of pilot whales targeted for slaughter in the Faroe Islands’ infamous drive hunt, known as the grindadrap. A Sea Shepherd small boat, which had been patrolling the area at the time the hunt began, arrived on the scene as the pod of whales was being driven to the Sandavagurkilling beach on the island of Vagar. International Outcry Against Pilot Whale Slaughter Continues as Major German Cruise Liner Companies Cancel Faroe Islands Stops. In a devastating blow to the tourism industry, two major German cruise-liner companies, AIDA and Hapag-Lloyd, have announced that they have cancelled tours to the Faroe Islands.
The announcements come in the wake last week’s convictions of Netherlands-based charity, Sea Shepherd Global, and five Sea Shepherd volunteers, who were accused of interfering in the slaughter of over 250 pilot whales on the killing beaches of Bour and Torshavn on July 23.
Yesterday, Netherlands-based marine conservation charity, Sea Shepherd Global, and five Sea Shepherd volunteer crewmembers were found guilty in a Danish court of breaking the Faroe Islands Pilot Whaling Act. The volunteers were facing charges relating to the “crime” of interfering in the slaughter of over 250 pilot whales on the killing beaches of Bour and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands on July 23. Sea Shepherd Land Team Leader, Rosie Kunneke of South Africa, and fellow crewmembers Christophe Bondue of Belgium, Xavier Figarella of Corsica (France), Marianna Baldo of Italy, and Kevin Schiltz of Luxembourg, will appear in Torshavn court this morning to face charges for breaching the Faroe Island’s Pilot Whaling Act. The five Sea Shepherd crew were arrested on July 23 when over 250 pilot whales were slaughtered on the killing beaches of Bour and Torshavn in the Faroese drive hunt, known as the grindadrap.
Yesterday, approximately two hundred pilot whales were slaughtered on the killing beaches of the Danish Faroe Islands.
Three Sea Shepherd crewmembers from South Africa, Belgium and Luxembourg have been arrested and another two, from Italy and France, have been detained for standing in defense of the whales that were targeted for slaughter. Susan Larsen of San Francisco, United States, and Tom Strerath of Bremen, Germany, could face up to two years imprisonment if they are found guilty of breaching the Faroese Pilot Whaling Act. The Sea Shepherd volunteers were arrested on Monday morning following an attempted grindadrap – the infamous drive hunt of cetaceans in the Faroe Islands – just north of Klaksvik in the northeast of the island archipelago.
In 2012 Kuiper was rescued by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA).
Two volunteer crewmembers from the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, have been arrested in the Faroe Islands.
Susan Larsen of the United States, driver of the small boat, Farley, and Tom Strerath of Germany, navigator of the same small boat, were arrested at approximately 0900 local time this morning.
The incident occurred following what is believed to have been an attempted grindadrap, just north of Klaksvik in the northeast of the island archipelago. Shortly before the incident, the Sam Simon and the Farley were investigating a flotilla of approximately 15 local boats that was on the move, heading north past Klaksvik. In 1962 the Queensland government started a program to install drum lines and shark nets at popular beaches along its coastline. The Mediterranean Sea, which can be considered the daughter of the Atlantic Ocean, was born five million years ago when ocean waters breached the Strait of Gibraltar, creating the biggest natural flood in the history of the planet. TEAMS provides a cost effective, web based system in support of the Exploration, Mining and General industries to ensure their safety management systems are leading edge and that they have support in establishing or maintaining their systems.


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The systems are designed to be simple, graphic rich and technically sound by providing as much detail as possible based around good risk management principles and a range of Standards and Codes of Practice. Click on SPECIFICATION above to see Table of Contents (where available) and other detailed information. Also have a look at our Delivery Information to see how you can download your purchased files. Dr Black was the first Auditor General for Scotland, appointed by HM The Queen under the Scotland Act which brought into being the Scottish Parliament. An appointment as Risk Manager at South Lanarkshire Council then followed, where she established their Risk and Insurance functions and gained considerable experience in issues surrounding organisational change. Maureen decided to leave Sector in July 2010 to work in an independent capacity and pursue a wide range of consultancy projects. In 2010 she became one of three Commissioners appointed by the government to help improve the governance of Doncaster Council and in 2013 she was appointed to the Welsh Government’s Recovery Board for Pembrokeshire. She has also been a school governor and a non-executive director of her local Hospital Trust. His responsibilities in Scotland include raising awareness of the Data Protection Act and related legislation, influencing policy and practice in all organisations handling personal data and providing advice and guidance on specific data protection queries. Her role includes strategic responsibility for publication scheme approvals, media strategy, information resources, research, external relations and promotional work. The Group’s services include the provision and management of housing, regenerating and sustaining communities and developing support services that help people and communities thrive.
He was also a member of the Boards of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the International Festival.
Most notably he led Edinburgh’s response to the hosting of the G8 Summit in Scotland and the call by Bob Geldof for a million people to march to Edinburgh. These patrols will provide a vehicle for law enforcement to defend, conserve and protect critical tuna habitat in Central West Africa from April through to September 2016. The protests were held in opposition to BP’s plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. Over the last 3 months, Sea Shepherd has provided the authorities with undeniable proof of this fleet’s engagement in illegal fishing with their operations violating 11 different International regulations and Chinese law. However, the offer has been turned down by the authorities who have instead decided to undertake a private investigation.
The vessel entered the Chinese Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on March 22, 2016 at 0836 UTC, Southwest of Nansha Qundao (Spratly Island) bordering the Indonesian EEZ.
Sea Shepherd’s Flagship, the Steve Irwin, remains on the tail of the illegal vessel ensuring that its location is relayed to the relevant authorities across the world, including authorities in China. Because of multiple entries of the winning name, a supervised raffle was used to select the competition winner, Mrs. This was the last of a series of separately constructed large sections that are being assembled.
This allowed the vessel to be detained in Senegal on formalities regarding its certification and flag status.
The campaign is aimed to educate visitors to the Humboldt Marine Reserve at Damas, Choros and Chanaral Islands, about the importance of responsible tourism and respectful encounters with marine creatures.
Among many other amazing marine inhabitants, the Chungungo (Chilean sea otter) and two species of sea lions call the Reserve home. The ship’s departure marks the official commencement of the organization’s 12th Southern Ocean Defense Campaign, Operation Icefish 2015-16.
It is the sixth grindadrap in the archipelago this year, and brings the total amount of pilot whales slaughtered in the 2015 drive hunts to 501. The coalition is calling upon the President to turn Costa Rica back into a country with a "true Blue agenda,” a country its citizens can be proud of, as well as the marine conservation leader that the world expects it to be.
He, along with fellow Dutch nationals, Director of Sea Shepherd Netherlands, Geert Vons, and legal council for Sea Shepherd, LiesbethZegveld, had just finished a presentation on the grindadrap to a group of Danish parliamentarians when the incident occurred.
If successful, this petition could bring an end to a lengthy battle between Captain Watson and the Costa Rican government, including potential dismissal of the Interpol Red Notice it issued in 2012 requesting his arrest and extradition.
As the threats facing our marine ecosystems grow and become more complex, it is vital we expand the number of tools in our arsenal, form new alliances, and adopt new, innovative multi-pronged approaches to stem the tide of oceanic destruction.
Each year millions of tonnes of plastic litter enter our oceans and waterways injuring and killing more than a million birds and 100 million marine animals (including fish, turtles, whales) through entanglement, suffocation and ingestion. With a population that has dwindled to an estimated less than 97 individuals, only 25 of whom are believed to be reproductive females, Sea Shepherd’s Operation Milagro II addresses the urgent need to conserve this imperiled species.
The three have been sentenced to between 32 and 36 months in jail each for recklessness and forgery, and have been fined 15 million euros for charges relating to pollution and damage to the environment. The returning crews received a hero’s welcome as supporters gathered to greet them following the grueling three and a half month long campaign.
These species are four of the six that, according to local regulations, can be targeted for slaughter in the infamous drive hunt known as the grindadrap. The objective, which is to reach an international agreement to maintain global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, is clearly needed. The seizure was enacted at the request of Denmark, in response to a Letter of Request issued by the Chief Of Police of the Faroe Islands on August 22. Categorized as a partial reserve, the region is included in the integral marine reserve within Raso and Branco Islands.
The added stress from poaching on the already Endangered and populations is an environmental catastrophe in the making. 27 (Japan time), Hagen was detained by Japanese Immigration upon arrival in Fukuoka, Japan by ferry from Busan, South Korea. Upon docking, Danish Customs and Immigration officers boarded the ship, conducting a full search of the vessel and passport inspection of the crew. The Royal Danish Navy has assisted Faroese authorities in the arrests of Sea Shepherd volunteers peacefully attempting to protect the pilot whales from slaughter. The cancellations are a response to the continued drive hunt and slaughter of pilot whales in the island archipelago, known as the grindadrap. The slaughters, known by the traditional Faroese term ‘grindadrap,’ took place over two separate drive hunts which ended at the Bour and Torshavn killing beaches, making this the single bloodiest day in the archipelago this year. Just a pup at the time, Kuiper was found with a dangerous eye ulcer, but was nursed back to health and successfully released back into the wild.
Today, what started with 24 drum lines within the Gold Coast region has expanded to over 360 drum lines and 30 shark nets, cause death and injury to thousands of marine animals each year. The Atlantic transformed what was formerly a gigantic salt desert into a body of water that has a great deal of marine life but is also very vulnerable to the impact of human activities due to its isolation.
They are up to date, best practice documents for the effective management of OH&S policies and procedures. He has contributed to publications including two book chapters on Innovations in Financing Public Services and a peer-reviewed journal article in Journal of Education and Work. Her previous career includes teaching children with learning difficulties, a formative spell with Oxfam in the UK, leading equality policy in Fife Council and supporting the Fife Community Plan. With a housing career spanning 20 years, Hazel has extensive experience of leading staff teams who deliver and develop services for tenants and communities.
Yvonne joined Glasgow Housing Association, part of the Wheatley Group, five years ago after 20 years as a journalist. From 1990 he was Convenor of Economic Development, a position he held until the Scottish Local Government Reorganisation in 1995, when he was elected to the City of Edinburgh Council. The Council’s response was recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, with the award of their Grand Prix award in 2006.
Celebrity supporter Clive Standen of hit TV series Vikings attended the London event to show his support. We want to thank everyone who entered the competition to help us write conservation history,” he said.
In 2014, Knuckey and Koopman prepared a report advising the Australian Government on the sustainable harvesting of CITES Appendix II shark species.
Geert Vons, General Director of Sea Shepherd Netherlands and Captain Alex Cornelissen, Sea Shepherd Global Chief Executive Officer, both attended the Gala.
Of the breakdown, almost 70% of Liberal voters also want Prime Minister Turnbull and Environment Minister Hunt to stop turning a blind eye to the slaughter," said Jeff Hansen, Sea Shepherd Australia Managing Director. Failure to reach this goal would have disastrous human, environmental and economic consequences. After being interrogated for two hours and held for more than six hours, she was refused entry into the country and deported to South Korea.
Ian has previous experience at the Employment Research Institute, Scottish Government, University of Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University. Prior to taking up her current role, Hazel was an Area Director at Glasgow Housing Association, part of Wheatley Group, with responsibility for delivering customer services to around 15,000 tenants across the south of Glasgow. She worked on the Evening Express and Press and Journal newspapers in Aberdeen in a variety of roles including Assistant Editor and Political Editor, the Daily Record and Sunday Mail and, prior to joining GHA, was Head of News at the Evening Times in Glasgow. Donald was given responsibility for Economic Development in the new Council and in 1998 he left the Health Service to become a full time politician. Japanese whaling is in contempt of the Australian Federal Court and found to be illegal by the highest international court, the International Court of Justice," said Jeff Hansen, Managing Director Sea Shepherd Australia. He has also spoken via Skype to the United Nations, to conferences in numerous countries and given TED talks in Australia, Canada and the USA.
1, the only species of cetacean slaughtered to date has been Risso’s, with a total of approximately 73-76 dolphins killed. She is currently headed to Melbourne, Australia where she will be volunteering aboard the Sea Shepherd vessel, Steve Irwin. There is no limitation on the number of times a document you purchase can be printed or modified.
Hazel’s housing career started in London but she has also worked in the sector in Stirling and in West Lothian. On multiple days Sea Shepherd has documented the hunters leaving the cove in skiffs following a slaughter, with tarps draped across the vessels, hiding what appears to be the small bodies of juvenile Risso’s dolphins.
Hagen, a 20-year-old kindergarten teacher and a Sea Shepherd volunteer of two years who arrived in Japan following months in Honduras leading volunteers of Sea Shepherd’s Operation Jairo Sea Turtle Defense Campaign, was set to lead the season’s first international team of Cove Guardian volunteers.



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