ILOILO – The municipal government of Concepcion collected a total of P90,000 fines from 36 fishermen who dared to operate without permits earlier this week. PO3 Charlie Asturias of the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force reported on Tuesday that the fishermen were caught using squid trawl and cast net.
ILOILO – The provincial government here is reiterating its call to all the chief executives and agencies concerned to be active in clearing the Visayan Sea of illegal fishers.
ILOILO – Three groups of fishermen from Victorias City, Negros Occidental were arrested for illegal fishing here over the weekend. Led by P03 Charlie Asturias, the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force intercepted the fishermen 2.6-kilometers from Anhawan Island in Ajuy.
ILOILO – The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force led by SPO1 Gilbert Piedad has begun patrolling 24/7 to protect the marine reserve of this province from poachers and illegal fishers. Piedad said they have to intensify their presence at sea given the resurgence of illegal fishing and in anticipation of the possible increase in their operation during the lean season.
ILOILO – The provincial government here is urging the national government agencies running after illegal fishers to be aggressive and relentless in their campaign too. This developed after the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat single-handedly apprehended the third Danish seine operator that resurfaced in Carles on Monday. Onboard fishing vessel JenJun-1, the task force led by SPO1 Gilbert Piedad caught eight fishermen using the outlawed super hulbot-hulbot in the marine waters of Gigantes Norte.
- M/BCA JUP-JUP – owned and operated by Joel Bermejo;
- M/BCA JON D. ROYCE – owned and operated by Merlyn Carrem;
- M/BCA PRINCE BLUE – owned and operated by Ramy Patente;