12 motorboats seized for illegal fishing-A A +A
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
TWELVE motorboats were impounded due to illegal fishing in Negros Island, a report from Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (IPBDTF) showed.
The local fishermen were caught using active gears and Danish Seine while fishing in the municipal waters of Banate and Carles.
Iloilo Bantay Dagat Chief Gilbert Piedad said the motorboat owners ventured into a compromise fine with the local government units concerned to reclaim their fishing vessels.
The fine varied from P3,000 to P7,500 for trawl fishing while P10,000 to P30,000 for Danish Seine. (PR)