5 fishers using illegal fishing nets arrested PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 August 2014 14:36

Five fishermen were arrested after they were caught fishing illegally off Panubigan, Zamboanga City  last Thursday afternoon.

Nabbed were William Bernardo, 44, Arnel Meniosa, 29, Roger Delacarsada, 32, Ronel Cabayacruz, 24 and Lonel Baira, 28, operator of the boat, all residents of Bolong.

The five fishermen were accosted and nabbed by men of the Curuan Police Station and barangay tanods of Bolong around 3:30 p.m.

A police report disclosed that the five fishermen were caught in the act fishing using illegal fish nets called “hulbot-hulbot”.

Confiscated from their possession was a medium-size ice chest.

The five men were brought to the Curuan Police Station while the confiscated items were turned over to the investigators.

Police have warned fishermen anew againt the use of prohibited gadgets in fishing.

Authorities have also appealed to the public to report any sighting of fishermen engaging in illegal fishing. – Dan Toribio Jr.