SIX fishermen were arrested for illegal fishing activities in separate police operations in Culaba, Biliran and Silago, Southern Leyte Monday, December 7, 2020.
In Culaba town, police identified the six suspects, aged 23 to 40, as residents of Barangay Bool Central.
Confiscated from their possession were a fishing boat with an estimated gross weight of more or less three tons worth P800,000, to include fishing paraphernalia.
Police said the suspects violated section 33 and 76 of Municipal Fishery Ordinance 17, series of 2005, of the said town.
A 26-year-old fisherman was also arrested in Barangay Bagalawan, Silago for using an unregistered motorized pump boat.
Police confiscated from the suspect’s possession and control one motorized fishing pump boat worth P80,000 and fishing paraphernalia worth P900. (SunStar Philippines)