One of the priority campaigns for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is the global problem of longline fishing and shark finning. It is the policy of the Society to directly intervene to stop the illegal use of longlines.
In 1986, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) enacted a moratorium on all commercial whaling. Since then, three nations -- Iceland, Norway, and Japan -- have brutally slaughtered over 25,000 whales under the guise of scientific research and for commercial purposes.
Canada's commercial seal "hunt" is the largest mass slaughter of marine mammals in the world. This year, Canada will allow 270,000 harp seals to be killed.