Case Study - Apex Harmony Timor Leste (Primary)

SEA SHEPHERD CASE STUDY
APEX HARMONY TIMOR LESTE
1 / 12
next
Slide 1: Slide
GeographyScience+47-9 Grade9-11 Grade

This lesson contains 12 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

time-iconLesson duration is: 15 min

Introduction

This Case Study connects with our Lesson Plans: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing. It focuses on our campaign Operation Apex Harmony – Timor Leste targeting a fleet of illegal fishing vessels.

Instructions

This Case Study connects with our Lesson Plans: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing 1 - 3.   It focuses on our campaign Operation Apex Harmony – Timor Leste targeting a fleet of illegal fishing vessels.  

This Case Study takes 15 minutes to complete.

Contact: education@seashepherdglobal.org
© Sea Shepherd 2021

Items in this lesson

SEA SHEPHERD CASE STUDY
APEX HARMONY TIMOR LESTE

Slide 1 - Slide

This lesson is provided by Sea Shepherd.  Sea Shepherd was founded in 1977 and is a marine conservation organisation working to protect the oceans and marine wildlife.  Sea Shepherd works globally on a range of issues impacting the oceans, running numerous direct action campaigns each year.  IUU is one area Sea Shepherd is working on to help stop illegal fishing.
What you already know...
You are going to learn...
Action required!

Evaluate your knowledge

Click on the image

Watch  the video

Slide 2 - Slide

During the lesson we will use these icons to identify the learning actions.
Patrolling Timor Leste
Working in partnership with the East Timor National Police (PNTL - Policia Nacionale Timor-Leste) to stop a fleet of 15 industrial fishing ship.

PATROLLING
TIMOR LESTE

Working in partnership with the East Timor National Police (PNTL - Policia Nacionale Timor-Leste) to stop a fleet of 15 industrial fishing ship.

Slide 3 - Slide

Operation Apex Harmony – Timor Leste
In the fall of 2017, crew on the Ocean Warrior patrol vessel began working in partnership with the East Timor National Police (PNTL - Policia Nacionale Timor-Leste) to stop a fleet of 15 industrial fishing ships suspected of targeting sharks in East Timor and possibly the neighbouring waters of Indonesia and Australia.

Slide 4 - Map

Timor Leste
The map shows the location of Timor Leste.

15 illegal vessels located.
15 illegal vessels located.

Slide 5 - Slide

Detecting illegal vessels
Sea Shepherd's fast patrol ship, the Ocean Warrior, arrived in East Timor (Timor Leste, Southeast Asia) to investigate reports of an industrial fishing fleet of fifteen vessels targeting large quantities of sharks. After just two weeks on site, the crew were able to find, observe and document the fleet's activities, gathering evidence to present to the East Timor National Police

Over 100 million sharks a year killed
for shark fins & liver oil.
Over 100 million sharks a year killed
for shark fins & liver oil.

Slide 6 - Slide

Shark
It's estimated that somewhere between 100-200 million sharks are killed annually, sometimes as unintended by-catch in fishing nets. But most of them are intentionally hunted for their meat, liver oil, cartilage, skin, or most of all their fins, which are in high demand for the shark fin soup widely consumed in Southeast Asian countries.

Although it's illegal to kill sharks in East Timor's waters, in February 2017 a fleet of 15 industrial fishing vessels carrying permits to fish for tuna were discovered transferring dead sharks to a refrigerated cargo "mother ship", the Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999, just off the coast of Vermasse, East Timor. The ships were inspected and released without fines or penalties, despite public outcry.

Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999
detained in Galapagos National Park.
Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999
detained in Galapagos National Park.

Slide 7 - Slide

The Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 made international headlines when it was detained inside the Galapagos National Park with 300 tons of sharks, which it had received from four longliners belonging to Hong Long Fisheries and Pingtan Marine Enterprises. The crew of the Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 were detained in an Ecuadorian jail and the ship impounded, scheduled to be sold off.
Second fleet found fishing illegally.
Second fleet found fishing illegally.

Slide 8 - Slide

Illegal vessels
Sea Shepherd also found a second fleet of three vessels owned by Hong Dong Pelagic Fisheries, fishing illegally in East Timor waters.

Although they had a license to fish, they were found deploying more than 20km of driftnet from each vessel, blatantly violating the 2.5km maximum allowance set by international law. Sea Shepherd filed a full report of its findings to the flag state of these vessels as well as Interpol, CITES, IOTC and other relevant authorities.

Slide 9 - Video

Illegal fleet
Show the video (6.25 min) which shows the detained fleet and their activities, as well as what it is like for Sea Shepherd crew to confront these issues.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxEeG39tN8A&t=264s



Write down three things you have learned?

Slide 10 - Open question

What did you learn?
Ask students to answer the following question using www.LessonUp.app or discuss in the classroom.  

“Write down three things you have learned?”



Write down one thing you didn't understand?

Slide 11 - Open question

What don’t you understand?
Ask students to answer the following question using www.LessonUp.app or discuss in the classroom.  

“Write down one thing you didn’t understand?”

www.seashepherdglobal.org

Slide 12 - Slide

This item has no instructions