ILOILO – Three fishermen were arrested after the Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force resumed their patrol operation in Concepcion town.
PBDTF Leader Senior Police Officer 1 Gilbert Piedad reported on Monday that the three fishermen were Randy De La Cruz of Estancia and Gerald and Eugene Ascura of Brgy. Igbon, Concepcion. They were arrested last week.
Fishing 1.17 kilometers from the shoreline of Brgy. Salvacion, the three were arrested for trawl fishing within municipal waters of Concepcion – a violation of Section 95 of Republic Act 10654.
The three were onboard motorboats “Princess Bebs”, “Quennie-1” and “Quennie-5”.
To redeem the grounded motorboats, owners Rodito Albarquez and Eduardo Ascura paid a fine of P30,000 each to the municipal government of Concepcion. (Jessa Nepomuceno)