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Illegal Fishers Fall in Concepcion, Carles

Create: 07/03/2017 - 16:53
Illegal Fishers Fall in Concepcion, Carles

ILOILO – Eight fishermen have been arrested over the weekend for alleged illegal fishing in two separate operations in Concepcion and Carles towns here.

Operating within municipal waters, SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes reported on Monday that these fishermen were gathering fish using round haul seine or “sinsoro” and trawl without permit from the municipal governments.

The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (IPBDTF) caught them onboard the following motorboat:

Illegal Fishers Fall in Concepcion

Create: 05/24/2017 - 16:23
Illegal Fishers Fall in Concepcion

ILOILO – Fishermen gathering shellfish without permit were apprehended by Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force off the coast of Bago-Alas Island, Brgy. Taloto-an, Concepcion over the weekend.

The task force headed by SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes reported on Monday that the fishermen were caught in two separate seaborne operations.

First to fall were the ten fishermen who were using air compressor to gather shellfish and were onboard the following motorboat:

15 Fishers Fined for Illegal Fishing

Create: 03/30/2017 - 16:33
15 Fishers Fined for Illegal Fishing

ILOILO – Fifteen fishermen without permit to operate have been arrested in Concepcion and Carles, according to reports from the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force.

SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes said the arrested fishermen paid compromise fines ranging from P2,500 to P5,000 each depending on the type of violation.

Panes said the fishermen were using round haul/siene, squid trawl and shrimp trawl when they were caught fishing within the municipal waters of both towns.

Deadly Dynamite Fishing Resurfaces in Iloilo

Create: 05/31/2016 - 10:08

ILOILO – A 35-year-old fisherman could not imagine his self locked away from his family after he was caught using an improvised dynamite off the coast of Colebra Island in Concepcion.

Benjie F. Lacson of Barangay Alipata, Carles left his wife and two children home when he was arrested by Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force on May 28.

Seized from his possession were six kilos of dynamited assorted fishes which were positively examined by Antonio Lobredo of Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College-Concepcion Campus.

Illegal Fishing Vessels Nabbed

Create: 10/07/2015 - 13:25
Illegal fishing vessels nabbed

The two "super hulbot" fishing vessels, F/B Star Princes and F/B Grand Princes, from Bantayan Island, Cebu that were apprehended by the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat operatives at the vicinity of Antonia Island, Carles on Oct. 5, 2015. The 34 crew of the said fishing vessels were charged with illegal fishing cases in court on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.

Dynamite Fishing Suspects Charged

Create: 09/26/2015 - 13:45
Dynamit fishing suspects charged

ILOILO — Three fishermen from Barangay Buenavista in the coastal town of Carles were charged of dynamite fishing by Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force led by PO3 Philip Gañoso.Docketed as criminal case number 3979, the complaint for violation of Paragraph 1 and 4 of Section 88 of Republic Act 8500 otherwise known as The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 has been filed against them before the 3rd Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Balasan.

Bantay Dagat Nets 12 Groups of Illegal Fishers

Create: 08/18/2015 - 15:19
Bantay Dagat Nets 12 Groups of Illegal Fishers

ILOILO - Twelve of groups of illegal fishers have been arrested by the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force off the coast of Concepcion here this week. Reports from PO3 Charlie Asturias said that these fishermen were caught using fine mesh nets and active gears within the municipal waters of Concepcion, a direct violation of Sections 86 and 90 of Republic Act 8550, respectively.

29 Boats Grounded For Trawl Fishing

Create: 08/12/2015 - 10:43

ILOILO — The owners and crews of 29 fishing boats here were slapped with sanctions and complaints for using trawl within the municipal waters of San Dionisio, Concepcion, Carles, Estancia and Barotac Viejo earlier this month. Using trawl to catch fish is prohibited 15 kilometers from the coastline of any municipality in the country as provided in Section 90 of Republic Act 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998. 

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