persons were caught allegedly engaging in illegal fishing at
Taņon Strait in Barangay Lemery, Calatrava town in Negros Occidental,
at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Apprehended were boat owner Alexander
Pangganan, boat captain Lino Loquinario, and motorman Benjamin Lahera,
the Philippine Coast Guard Negros Occidental reported yesterday.
Crewmembers Ivor Arogante, Michel
Magbanua, Rian Maybanting, Benjie Lamera, Jopito Florencondia, Jun
Abelias, Limar Flores, Jolly Piguit, Johmlou Calago, Rodney Flores, and
Peter Sinciares, were also intercepted, the report added.
Authorities towed the fishing boat to
the Calatrava Wharf in Barangay Suba, and those apprehended were turned
over to Ric Infante of the Municipal Agriculturist Office for the
filing of charges against them in violation of Republic Act 10654, or
an act to prevent, deter, and eliminate illegal, unreported, and
unregulated fishing, the report added.*
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