39 Facts About Paul Watson

1. Paul Watson has made many public requests for Greenpeace to reveal the location of the whaling fleet or otherwise cooperate with Sea Shepherd in the Southern Ocean when the ships of both organisations have been there simultaneously.

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2. Paul Watson is still fighting a one-sided battle that was over for Greenpeace in 1977.

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3. Paul Watson shared his passion for animals and the environment through his involvement with numerous other organizations, including Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of the Wolf, Fund for Animals, the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals, and the Sierra Club, of which he was director.

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4. Paul Watson was an early member of Greenpeace International.

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5. Paul Watson shocked the golf world at the beginning of 2017 by signing a ball-only deal with Volvik, a Korean-based manufacturer with a major presence on the LPGA Tour.

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6. Paul Watson is a former Georgia Straight staff writer who ran for mayor of Vancouver in 1996 with the Green party.

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7. Paul Watson was portrayed, during a 60 Minutes episode that aired in 2013, as contributing to the return of the Humpback whale populations in the South Pacific.

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8. In 2002, Paul Watson was inducted into the US Animal Rights Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to animal liberation.

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9. On June 28, 2010 Paul Watson received the Asociacion de Amigos del Museo de Anclas Philippe Cousteau: Defense of Marine Life Award, in recognition of his merits achieved by the work done in defense of marine life.

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10. Paul Watson was the second person after Captain Jacques Cousteau to be honored with a Jules Verne Award dedicated to environmentalists and adventurers.

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11. Paul Watson received the Jules Verne Award on October 10, 2012.

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12. Paul Watson denied this, saying "No one ordered him to scuttle it.

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13. Paul Watson criticised the search, accusing New Zealand of siding with Japan on the issue of whaling in the Southern Ocean.

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14. Paul Watson is then shown reaching inside his jacket and body armour and remarking "I've been hit.

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15. In January 2013, Paul Watson was presented with an Aboriginal passport by the Krautungalung people of the Gunnai Nation.

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16. Paul Watson rejoined the crew of the Steve Irwin in the South Pacific in late November 2012.

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17. Paul Watson was charged with violating navigational regulations with the Interpol alert stating the charge as, "peligro de naufragio".

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18. Paul Watson went to Iceland saying, "I am responsible for all activities undertaken in the name of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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19. Paul Watson took responsibility for the operation, abiding by published Sea Shepherd principles.

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20. Paul Watson was arrested in 1993 in Canada on charges stemming from actions against Cuban and Spanish fishing boats off the coast of Newfoundland.

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21. Paul Watson was found guilty under the Seal Protection Act for painting harp seal pups with red dye to devalue their pelts.

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22. Paul Watson was sentenced to 10 days in prison and fined $8,000 for his actions during a Canadian seal hunt protest in 1980.

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23. In 1977, Paul Watson was expelled from the Greenpeace's board of directors by a vote of 11 to 1.

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24. Paul Watson considers himself a founding member of Greenpeace and Greenpeace International, a claim Greenpeace disputes.

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25. Paul Watson continued as a crew member, officer, and skipper aboard several Greenpeace voyages throughout the mid-1970s.

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26. Paul Watson says he incorporated his own personal experience in writing the book.

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27. In January 2008, Paul Watson was named by The Guardian as one of its "50 people who could save the planet" for the work of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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28. Paul Watson resigned from the board a month before his term ended, in protest against the organization's sponsorship of a "Why I Hunt" essay contest.

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29. Paul Watson was a co-founder of Friends of the Wolf and Earthforce Environmental Society.

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30. Paul Watson was a field correspondent for Defenders of Wildlife from 1976 to 1980 and a field representative for the Fund for Animals from 1978 to 1981.

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31. Paul Watson uses the title "captain" although, as of November 2007, he had never been licensed as a ship's captain.

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32. Paul Watson continued as a crew member, skipper, and officer aboard several Greenpeace voyages throughout the mid-1970s.

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33. In October 1969, Paul Watson joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing at Amchitka Island.

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34. Paul Watson married his fourth wife Yana Rusinovich on February 14, 2015, in Paris, France.

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35. Paul Watson signed up as a merchant seaman in 1969 with the Norwegian Consulate in Vancouver and shipped out on the 35,000 ton bulk carrier Bris as a deck hand.

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36. Paul Watson has resided in Paris since July 1, 2014.

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37. Paul Watson appeared before a US appeals court on November 6, 2013, stating that neither he nor Sea Shepherd violated a 2012 order requiring them to leave whaling vessels alone.

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38. Paul Watson was an early and influential member of Greenpeace, crewed and skippered for it and a founding board member in 1972.

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39. Paul Watson is a citizen of Canada and the United States.

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