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Two charged for illegal fishing

by on Dec.30, 2010, under General, Places

The Cebu Provincial Prosecutor’s Office has indicated the owner and the boat captain of the fishing boat earlier caught for illegal fishing in the waters off Bantayan Island for violation of the Fisheries Code of the Philippines. The provincial prosecutor has recommended P12, 000 bail for the owner of the boat temporary while P10, 000 for the the captain of the boat. The case stemmed from the December 27 operation conducted by the members of the Bantayan Police Station wherein the suspects and 14 crew members were caught illegally fishing at the vicinity of Barangay Lipayran. The police arrested the captain of the boat and his crew members. However the crew members were later released and were also not included in the filling of the charges. The police said under the law only the boat captain and the owner could be held liable.


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