Captain Peter Hammarstedt

Director of Campaigns, Sea Shepherd Global

Swedish-American Peter Hammarstedt is the Director of Campaigns for Sea Shepherd and is Chairman of Sea Shepherd Australia. He is captain of the ocean-going vessel Bob Barker, having spent 20 years at sea, including 10 years in Antarctica. On-going partnerships between Sea Shepherd and the law enforcement agents of African coastal and island States have resulted in the arrest of 85 vessels for illegal fishing and other fisheries crimes over the past seven years. Peter is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal for Humanitarian Service, previously awarded to Dame Jane Goodall and Sir David Attenborough.