23 Jun '11, 1am
Sea Shepherd update: Sea Shepherd Campaign Status - Operation Blue Rage 2011
The quite irritating but interesting enlightenment of this campaign is that more than the war or any other factor, it is from the very organization supposed to be in charge of the preservation of bluefin that most of the problems originated. The lack of transparency regarding very simple information that could help identify an illegal operation made this campaign extremely hard, if not impossible, in terms of knowing whether we were facing legal or illegal fishermen. Sea Shepherd condemns all bluefin tuna fishing, especially by purse seiners, but being an anti-poaching organization, we require assurance that an operation is illegal is before we take action. The current lack of clarity serves the poachers, but certainly not the bluefin tuna. Can one reasonably expect anything else from an organization that is essentially a conglomerate of tuna fishing countries? What logic ...