APPREHENSION. A commercial fishing vessel using trawl fishing method within the municipal waters of Catbalogan City was intercepted by the Fisheries Resource Protection Group (FRPG) 8 on or around 6:21 a.m. today.
The alleged perpetrators from Daram, Samar are to face charges for violating Sections 86 (Unauthorized Fishing), 93 (Use of Fine Mesh Net), 95 (Use of Active Gear in Municipal Waters, Bays and Other Fishery Management Areas),113 (Commercial Fishing Vessel Operators Employing Unlicensed Fisherfolk, Fishworker or Crew) and 121 (Use of Unlicensed Gear) of the Philippine Fisheries Code.
The apprehending officers were able to confiscate and impound a 30-meter long fishnet and a 15-meter long scare line from the alleged violators. Withal, an estimate of 7 kilos of assorted fish was seized and donated to Samar Provincial Hospital in Catbalogan City for proper disposition.
FRPG 8 is currently preparing necessary documents for the filing of appropriate cases against these alleged violators.