Captain Paul Watson Foundation UK


Registered Charity Number: 1110501

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Captain Paul Watson Foundation UK is a Marine Conservation Charity (registration number: 1110501)

Support the Captain Paul Watson Foundation UK (formerly known as Sea Shepherd UK)

The Captain Paul Watson Foundation UK (formerly known as Sea Shepherd UK) maintains our independence to deliver our vital campaigns whilst aligning us with the Captain Paul Watson Foundation (USA) and its growing new chapters around the world. 

In the UK, our main campaign focus will be to achieve our founder's original vision of ending all whale, dolphin and seal hunts. But we will defend any at-risk marine wildlife in UK waters and out into the North Sea, Irish Sea, North Atlantic, down across the channel and beyond.

We have crew already back in Iceland for the 3rd year opposing the cruel commercial fin whaling operations of Kristjan Loftsson’s company ‘Hvalur hf’ on Operation Paiakan - a collaboration between ourselves and CPWF who sent their new flagship the John Paul DeJoria II.

Our UK charity will conduct land-based operations and continue to support ongoing legal work against this unnecessary and barbaric hunt - while developing new collaborations and tactics to work to shut down whaling forever in Iceland. On September 1st, Kristjan Loftsson's two whaling ships Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9 will sail again after a 2 month suspension - this time with grenade tipped harpoons attached to copper core ropes to experiment with electrocuting the majestic fin whales.

In the Faroe Islands, our 8th consecutive campaign started back on 1st May working to end the barbaric grindadrap hunts of pilot whales and dolphins with Operation Bloody Fjords. You can expect new directions for this campaign coming soon!

Our established Ghostnet Campaign will benefit from now being part of our new larger Dive project bringing new collaborations and new divers onboard.

Our Coastal Debris project will continue to be managed by our army of dedicated volunteers - all of whom are passionate about restoring the ocean and our coastline for all wildlife.

New campaigns to defend other species including seabirds and sharks will be researched and nothing is off our radar now including supertrawlers or destructive bottom trawling... and we continue to be ready to react to any shooting or harassment of seals around the UK.

So, aside from the name change - you can be assured we are still the same charity albeit with a growing team, fleet and campaigns!

What you can be assured of is that:

• Our campaigns will be solely for the benefit of marine animals who are our clients.
• Our investigations will be followed by action, whether that be physical or legal intervention.
• We will never be subject to restrictive agreements with governments. • Our media and opinions will never be censored.
• Our crew will go where they are needed even if they are unwelcome - and to do that we will further develop our fleet (of the dive boat 'Spectre', landing craft 'Selkie' and 3 RIBs Shadow, Ghost and Siren) with a new long range patrol boat so we can be active year-round with your continued support!

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Contact Us

Captain Paul Watson Foundation UK 27 Old Gloucester Street

Phone: 0300 111 0501


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June 2020
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