PNP Maritime apprehends four boats fishing in municipal waters Print
Saturday, 08 September 2018 14:12

by allen  abastillas

The Regional Maritime Unit-9  (RMU-9)has intercepted four commercial fishing boats in Zamboanga del Sur and  Zamboanga del Norte during their series of seaborne operations  conducted recently in the region against illegal fishing and piracy.

Newly promoted Sr. Supt. Jacob G. Macabali,  chief of RMU-9 disclosed that the 903rd Maritime Station based in Pagadian City intercepted two fishing boats, identified as FB Reyna Jubery, marked  with Tapay,  operated by Ronald Puno   and FB CNL, Skippered by  Ariel Genraul.

The two fishing vessels were intercepted by maritime troopers for illegally fishing within the 15-kilometer municipal waters off Tabina. While the troopers were conducting seaborne operation with Global Positioning Gadget, they caught the two fishing boats illegally fishing within the 2.87 kilometers coastal waters off Tabina.

The troopers are now readying a case against the owner of the two fishing boats for violation of R.A 10654 otherwise known as the Fishery Code of the Philippines.

On similar development, Macabali also said that the 904th Maritime Station based in Dipolog City while conducting  a seaborne operation intercepted a fishing boat, identified as FB Victor, operated by Efren P. Acha, for illegally fishing within the 4 kilometers from the shoreline of Barangay Galas of Dipolog City. Another fishing boat also identified as FB Dom C-3, operated by Peter Taud, was caught illegally fishing within the 15 kilometers of the coastal water of Barangay Barra, Dipolog City. RMU-9 is now preparing a case against the two fishing boats for violation of R.A 10654 and City Ordinance 09-213. Allen Abastillas