10 boat operators face Fisheries Code raps Print
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 17:14

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Some ten fishing boat operators are facing charges for violation of the Fisheries code after they were caught operating without the requisite permits.

The fishing boats were identified as the FB 5J Angelita, FB Monching, FB Joy-S, FB Princes 1, FB Princes II, FB Jehovah, FB Eldo, FB Anisa, FB Bernie and FB Samer.

103rd Maritime Police Station Head Chief Inspector Wilfredo Abellon said that the fishing boats were apprehended during seaborne operations in Dimatiling, Zamboanga del Sur over the weekend.

“We are preparing to file a case in the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office,” said Abellon.

Abellon said that the boat operators failed to present documents such as registration papers and permits to engage in commercial fishing in the municipal waters of Dimatiling.

More than 100 kilos of fish were also seized and reportedly distributed to charitable institutions.  (Allen Abastillas)