RV Farley Mowat

RV Farley Mowat

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The RV Farley Mowat is a long-range, ice class, heavy-duty conservation ship. Originally built as a Norwegian fisheries research and enforcement vessel, it was purchased by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Edinburgh, Scotland, in August 1996. It is named after Canadian writer Farley Mowat. Its previous name with the group was Ocean Warrior.

It was the flagship of Sea Shepherd's fleet until seized by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans off the coast of Newfoundland in April 2008. It was sold for CAD$5,000 by court order in November 2009.

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The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society used the vessel to monitor international waters for violations of international fisheries agreements. The RV Farley Mowat officially began its career in the waters off Costa Rica, immersed in controversy over policing actions against illegal fishing activities.

In March and April 2008, the Farley Mowat was involved in controversy related to the 2008 Canadian commercial seal hunt. On 12 April 2008, Fisheries and Oceans...
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