Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)
Provides organizational support in developing projects for the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the global environment.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) was founded in 1977, as an organization dedicated to protecting the marine environment with a particular focus on halting illegal fishing activities. It accomplishes its mission through support and assistance in the upholding of international treaties, laws and conventions through the investigation, documentation and, where appropriate and where legal authority exists under international law or under agreement with national governments, enforcement of violations of these treaties, laws and conventions.
SSCS is committed to the goal of eradication of illegal fishing activities in the World's oceans. Unfortunately, in the quarter century since SSCS'S founding, illegal fishing operations (including whaling, seal killing, turtle hunting, and shark finning) have not only continued, but they have escalated in recent years. On the bright side, wherever SSCS has been active it has been a successful deterrent to illegal fishing. The Society remains devoted to continuing and expanding this activity for as long as is necessary.
SSCS is not and has never been a protest organization per our Mission Statement. Its energy is committed to marine protection and education. With regard to the former, SSCS opposes such illegal activities as pirate whaling, poaching, shark finning, unlawful habitat destruction, and violations of established law. To that end, it assists national and international bodies in the enforcement of international law under authority of the United Nations World Charter for Nature.
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