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4 nabbed for illegal fishing in Marinduque

By: - Correspondent / @mvirolaINQ
/ 02:30 PM August 16, 2021

CITY OF CALAPAN––Four fishermen were arrested Monday for illegal fishing in Buenavista town in Marinduque province, according to a report from the Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) police office.

The police arrested boat captain Manuelito Mengua, 45; assistant boat captain Marino Jugno, 59; Chanliee Mengua, 27; and Judireck Catamio, 22, all residents of Barangay Caigangan about 6:30 a.m. in Barangay Yook.

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Marinduque maritime police (MARPSTA) and Buenavista police, in a seaborne patrol operation, arrested the suspects while illegally fishing with active gear (“makinilya”) about four kilometers away from the shoreline of Yook.

Confiscated from them were a fishing vessel valued at P90,000, a diesel engine valued at P20,000, a set of fishing net valued at P300,000, and fish catch weighing about 60 kilograms valued at P4,800.

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The suspects and pieces of evidence were temporarily brought to MARPSTA in Barangay Balanacan in Mogpog town.

The suspects face charges for illegal fishing.

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