For 31 years, Captain Paul Watson has been the fearless leader of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and a luminary in the fight for a clean environment and marine conservation.
Captain Watson was arrested on May 12, 2012 in Germany in a maneuver he considers "highly political."
"The arrest of Captain Watson in Germany we believe is in part due to the fact that he uncovered an illegal shark finning operations in Costa Rica. Captain Watson has travelled extensively throughout the world since the Costa Rican government issued this arrest warrant in October of 2011. He has been to Australia, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, etc. None of these countries have sought to arrest Captain Watson as Germany has." - Sea Shepherd