Friday, July 12, 2013

Another Fishing Vessel caught Spear Fishing

BANTAY DAGAT arrested another compressor fishing vessel.

It was on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 around 4 in the afternoon, when one boat captain and his two personnel were seized after it was found out that they are doing spear fishing using scuba gears in the dive site of Station 1.

The 3 personnel were immediately brought to BANTAY DAGAT headquarters for investigation and it was confirmed that they are illegally fishing using spears.

Whereof, the arrested personnel said it was their first time to do this illegal act.

BANTAY DAGAT confiscated all their catch estimating to around 3 kilos including lobster, scuba gears, and issued CITATION ticket, wherein they violated Malay Municipal Ordinance No. 237 that regulates municipal fishing within the territorial waters of Malay.

BANTAY DAGAT has been deploying local assets in certain places to guard the municipal waters.

Moreover, they reminded the public specifically the divers to avoid fishing and refrain from coral harvesting in the dive site. This is to take good care of marine resources to continue promote Boracay Island.

Contributed by:  Kate Panaligan

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