FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 3, 2010 /EIN Presswire/

To Interview Captain Paul Watson on board the Steve Irwin
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Sea Shepherd Crew Returns to Hobart

Date: Saturday 6th March, 2010
Steve Irwin arrival: 10:30 AM
Public reception/Press conference: 11:00 am
Who: Captain Paul Watson, Captain Chuck Swift, and Senator Bob Brown
Where: Princes Wharf 2, Hobart, Tasmania
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The Sea Shepherd ship’s Steve Irwin and Bob Barker are returning to port after spending 3 months and thousands of miles in the remote waters off Antarctica defending the great whales from the illegal Japanese whaling fleet.

Captain Paul Watson of the Steve Irwin, Captain Chuck Swift of the Bob Barker, First Officers Peter Hammarstedt and Locky MacLean, as well as Greens leader Senator Bob Brown, will participate in a press conference to talk about the success of the Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign: Operation Waltzing Matilda.

Said Captain Paul Watson, “Operation Waltzing Matilda has been our most successful campaign in the six year history of our interventions in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. We have done the best job possible with the resources available to us, and I am confident that we have prevented the slaughter of hundreds of whales.”

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About Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an International non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protects ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations. Founder and President Captain Paul Watson, is a renowned, respected leader in environmental issues. Visit www.seashepherd.org for more information.

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