Police nab 3 illegal fishers

Joint elements of the Caramoran police station and the Provincial Special Operations Group/Provincial Intelligence Unit (PSOG/PIU) caught three fishermen in the act of using the prohibited air compressor in catching fish off the Palumbanes group of islands in Toytoy.

At 4 P.M. of July 1, 2020, the seaborne patrol came upon Joven Fernandez Franco, 37, Jiar Teope Clavano, 32, and Erlie Velasquez Hallare, 34, all residents of the barangay, while engaged in illegal fishing in violation of Provincial Ordinance No. 008-2014.

Aside from the compressor unit, the team confiscated a bottle of suspected sodium cyanide, the motorized banca and fishing accessories.

They will be charged with violation of Republic Act 8550 (Philippine Fisheries Code of the Philippines) as amended by R.A 10654 and violation of the provincial ordinance.

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