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For over three months – an epic 110 day, 10,000-mile chase across several oceans – Sea Shepherd crews stalked the fugitive fishing boat that was considered the world’s most notorious poacher.

The Sea Shepherd screening is on February 28 in Byron Bay.

Captains Peter and Sid trail the Thunder in a game of cat and mouse. The ships maneuvered through storms, giant Antarctic ice floes, face clashes between opposing crews and nearly collide in what is the swashbuckling documentary of the century.

Sea Shepherd Byron Bay is bringing you the longest chase in maritime history next week at the Byron Community Centre.

The events features a post-screening Q&A with Bia Figueiredo, a deckhand on the M/Y Sam Simon, which retrieved an astonishing 72km of illegal fishing gear that had been abandoned by the Thunder in the course of the pursuit.

Chasing the Thunder with Sea Shepherd – Film Screening + Q&A is on at the Byron Theatre on the February 28 at 6.30pm.


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  1. Countries need to organize & form a group of vessels and planes to monitor illegal operations.. These owners & captains need to be punished like never before. Fines & fishing closures do not seem to work, they just acquire another boat & slave labor. Major jail time for captains & owners and the sinking of these boats may bring these money monsters to their knees… These greedy sob’s need to be removed from the oceans with the same care they give the fish!
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