Policemen and village watchmen who have been conducting seaborne patrol on Saturday 30 August arrested five (5) people for illegal fishing near Bagiya Island, off the village of Panubigan, Zamboanga City. Arrested were William Bernardo, 44; Arnel Meniosa, 29; Roger Delacarsada, 32; Romel Cabayacruz, 24; and, Lonel Baira, 28, all residents of Bolong village east of the city. Local authorities recovered from the possessions of the five fishermen a medium-sized ice case containing assorted sizes of fish, two (2) sample fish nets and one (1) unit unregistered Danish Seine, locally known as “hulbot-hulbot.” Appropriate charges will be filed against the fishermen.

Source: Sun Star