Greenpeace fails to stop super trawler

Greenpeace protesters have unsuccessfully tried to stop the world's second-largest super-trawler docking at Port Lincoln, amid controversy over its alleged history of overfishing.

Crew members aboard the 9,500 metric ton Dutch-flagged FV Margiris repelled attempts by Greenpeace to board the 142-meter vessel when it arrived in the South Australian port.

Activists were also forced away by a pilot ship from the port.

“The Greenpeace activists managed to get an inflatable (ship) between the pilot ship and the Margiris itself but pretty much got squashed out of the way pretty sharpish,” Greenpeace spokesman James Lorenz said.

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