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2 arrested for illegal fishing

TWO fishermen were apprehended by the Binalbagan Police for illegal fishing at the coastal area of Barangay Enclaro, Binalbagan Tuesday, September 24.

The suspects were identified by the police as Albino Bayona, 58, and Joel Aguirre, 41, both residents of Barangay Aguisan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.

Based on the report of the Binalbagan Police, Bantay Dagat Task Force under the supervision of Police Major Fernando Somblingo conducted seaborne patrol at the coastal area of Barangay Enclaro Binalbagan and apprehended F/B “Emboy #5” with Bayona named as boat captain and F/B “L-G” with Aguirre as boat captain.

They were caught in the act of fishing by using an active gear and fine mesh net.

Recovered from their possessions were the said fishing nets and board.

The suspects were brought to Municipal Agriculture Office for appropriate action.


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