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Bulacan police arrest 21 fishermen for illegal fishing

Feb 18, 2021 @ 12:15
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Bulacan police arrested 21 persons for illegal fishing in the coastal towns of Bulakan, Paombong, and Obando on Tuesday.

In a police report, Colonel Lawrence B. Cajipe, Bulacan police director, said the suspects from Paombong were caught in the act of illegally fishing on board a motorboat using a motorized net or trawl.

Authorities seized seven fish tubs with about 18 kilos of “dulong” fish worth about P14,000.

In Obando, six were arrested for the same reason in Barangay Salambao. Police confiscated three motorized fishing boats, fine mesh fishnets, and fish tubs containing approximately 40 kilograms of “kabasi” fish worth about P2,000.

In Bulakan, nine men were nabbed for fishing in a marine protected area by Bulakan police. Four motor boats were seized from the suspects.

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