A TASK force under the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) arrested 33 fishermen after they were allegedly caught fishing in prohibited areas in the waters off Bantayan Island, northern Cebu last Monday. The fishermen were also caught using fine-mesh fishnets, said Chad Estella, head of Penro. Two fishing vessels were seized during the [...]
At least 10 fishermen, who were arrested here for using fine mesh nets, had been charged with violation of the country’s fishery laws at the prosecutor’s office.
By Allan Nawal
At least 10 fishermen have been arrested here and charged with violating the country’s fisheries laws for using fine-mesh nets.
By Mar S. Arguelles
Authorities apprehended another commercial fishing boat caught fishing illegally within the 15-kilometer municipal fishing zone in San Pascual, Masbate on Wednesday, a leader of Task Force Bantay Dagat said.
Acting Mayor Belen Fernandez has asked the city agriculture office to clear Dagupan’s rivers of all illegal fishing structures, which have sprouted there in the last four months.
By Jonas Cabiles Soltes
The entire police force of Batuan town on Ticao Island in Masbate province, including its chief, were relieved from their posts on Friday after allowing 30 suspected illegal fishers to go scot-free.
POLICE seized four bottles containing explosives believed to be used for dynamite fishing in barangay Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City.
Japan’s coastguard arrested the captain of a Chinese boat on suspicion of illegal fishing in its exclusive economic zone on Tuesday, officials said, amid a territorial row between the two countries.
THE Philippine Coast Guard’s Cebu office will be tapped to join the “Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force” of the Mandaue City government.
By Yolanda Sotelo
Alaska is a remote coastal village of Aringay, La Union, where blast fishing used to be the main occupation of its residents. In this village, some fishermen used to manufacture improvised dynamite sticks that they used in illegal fishing.
Japan has detained a Chinese fishing boat and eight crew members for illegal fishing around Southwestern Japan.
Seven fishermen were arrested for alleged illegal fishing in the waters off Tuburan town, northern Cebu.
By Rachel D’Oro
A vessel suspected of illegal driftnet fishing on the high seas has been transferred to China by the U.S. Coast Guard.