SPANISH FISHING VESSEL CONFRONTED IN KIRIBATI WATERS

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Greenpeace tries to interfere

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (RNZI, May 27, 2008) - Environmental activists with the organization Greenpeace have confronted the Spanish owned Albatun Tres - a tuna fishing vessel dubbed a "super-super seiner" because of its size and the efficient way it is netting albacore tuna.

Greenpeace’s Lagi Toribau, who is aboard the NGO’s ship the Esperanza, says they confronted the Albatun Tres in Kiribati waters near the Phoenix island group.

"She was just in the process of taking her net back into the ship when our activists deployed a 25-metre floating banner reading our key message of No Fish No Future into the net in our attempt to prevent her from actually taking tuna in."

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