Fishermen, activists clash again as tuna war hots up
Government calls on Dutch to remove vessels from registry
Maltese fishermen yesterday again clashed with activists at sea as they were towing a tuna pen, as the government called on the Dutch to consider removing a conservation society's vessel from its ship registry, citing violent conduct.
Local fishermen fired flares yesterday as protesters from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society attempted to free tuna being towed in pens for the second time in three days.
In a post on its website, the society said the flares were aimed at the vessel's wheelhouse and crew on the deck, though this claim was denied by the Malta Aquaculture Federation which said they were only fired to warn off the protesters.
The tuna pen, located about 45 nautical miles off Libya, was one of two involved in the first attack last Thursday, when hundr
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