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Three Greenpeace Activists Arrested During Action At Costco Store

It’s something you don’t see every day - a Greenpeace protest Wednesday morning at Kelowna's Costco location, over sustainable seafood practices.

The protest is part of a campaign to protect threatened fish-stocks, including Atlantic cod, haddock and halibut.  Other “red-list” species include Chilean sea-bass, swordfish, tropical shrimps and prawns, as well as blue-fin, yellowfin and bigeye tuna.

Greenpeace Oceans Campaigner Sarah King says three protesters chained “red-list” products into one freezer inside the store, and four others held a sign outside that read "Costco Wholesale Ocean Destruction!”  King says they hope Costco will remove red-list species from their shelves.

Kelowna RCMP arrested 3 protesters on site for their part in the rally.

King says Wednesday’s protest was not aimed at this particular Costco, but the chain in general.  King also says Greenpeace does not want customers to boycott Costco, rather encourage them to change their attitude towards seafood.

Wednesday's protest is part of a series of protests occurring across the country over the next few weeks. On Monday, four Greenpeace activists were arrested at a Safeway store in Victoria during a similar protest.