In January of 2016, while patrolling the South Indian Ocean for illegal fishing vessels, the Steve Irwin came across a fleet of ships engaged in the illegal practice of fishing with driftnets. Banned since 1992, this style of fishing is notorious for its indiscriminate killing of wildlife. Upon seeing the Steve Irwin, the vessels ran, abandoning approximately 5 kilometres of driftnet which the crew of the Steve Irwin confiscated and brought on board. In this section of net alone there were the bodies of 321 animals.
Since then, Sea Shepherd executed 'Operation Driftnet', upon finding the illegal fishing vessels, the campaign finished in March 2016. Focusing on illegal fishing campaigns, highlighting the importance of regulating fishing and having international laws upheld, Sea Shepherd currently have campaigns in Mexico (Operation Milagro III) and Africa (Operation Albacore).
In a first-of-it's kind session during Semi Permanent Sydney 2017 and with the help of our great friends at 72andSunny, we want to work with you to bring your ideas and those of our creative community together to design for change.
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