SEA PATROL. In a bid to strengthen the fight against illegal fishing, 51 fishermen on board 5 fishing vessels were caught in the waters of Bulacan following two successive joint operations conducted by the Fisheries Resource Protection Group of Masantol and Bulacan.
The intensified Manila Bay seaborne operation is part of BFAR Central Luzon’s strategy to combat illegal fishing and disobedient fishing operators. Regional Director Wilfredo Cruz is optimistic that the efforts of the operatives will not be put to waste once the full measure of the law is implemented. (Photos by FRPG Bulacan/Masantol)
** Images have been altered to protect the identity of the persons involved