SEVEN fishermen were apprehended for illegal fishing in Hinigaran on May 27.
The suspects were identified as Nonito Carlos, 30; Roberto Tilad, 59; Joeden Solomon, 44; Nelson Bautista, 36; Rodrigo Pasaylo, 53d; and Beto Escultura, 36, all are residents of Barangay Tagda of the same town.
Bantay Dagat Task Force of Hinigaran along with the personnel of Hinigaran PNP and 603rd Maritime Police conducted seaborne patrol operation within the territorial water of the town and apprehended the said suspects. Recovered items including motorized boats of the suspects were brought to the custody of the Municipal Agriculture Office for proper disposition.
The suspects were released after posting fine for violation of the municipal ordinance. (TDE)