In January 2016, Sea Shepherd's Flagship the Steve Irwin found an illegal driftnet operation in the Indian Ocean. When confronted, the poachers abandoned a section of their net, which was then hauled in by the Steve Irwin and its crew from the ocean with the bodies of 321 animals entangled in it.
Today, Sea Shepherd Global launches Operation Driftnet with the aim to shut down this illegal operation.
Sea Shepherd expects to engage with the fleet of illegal vessels in the coming days.
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