3 dynamite fishers arrested in Carles
THE Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force’s relentless campaign against illegal fishing activities remains strong with the recent apprehension of three fishermen engaging in dynamite fishing in the marine waters of Brgy. Cabugao Sur, Gigantes Island in Carles, Iloilo.
The suspected illegal fishers were identified as Armando Bung-aw, Martin Romaldo, and Gener Romaldo, all of Sitio Bantigi, Gabi, Carles. They were apprehended around 5pm of July 12, 2011.
Recovered from their possession were two kilos of dynamited fish and a motorized banca equipped with air compressor and diving paraphernalia.
Meanwhile, 14 more fishing vessels were apprehended by the Bantay Dagat during its operations in San Dionisio, Concepcion and Carles from June 28-July 7, 2011 for violation of laws and ordinances against illegal fishing.
On June 28, the Bantay Dagat apprehended F/B MYCA 2 owned by Norberto Villanueva Jr. of Carles in Fiagao, Carles; F/B KYRYL owned by Windy Dela Cruz of Victorias City in Baliguian, Concepcion; and an unidentified fishing boat owned by Reynaldo Liko-an in San Dionisio.