On or about 13 March 16, nine persons aboard a fishing boat engaging in illegal fishing were apprehended off Talusan, Zamboanga Sibugay. A report from the Police Regional Office-9 disclosed that men of the Talusan Municipal Police Station led by Sr. Insp. Rustom Bromina with members of the Bantay Dagat were conducting seaborne patrol around 2:30 p.m. when they spotted a pump boat using hulbot-hulbot fishing gear. Police said the fishing boat was engaging in illegal fishing in a fish sanctuary. Police immediately called their attention and apprehended the boat. The nine fishermen were identified as Romnick Nasalga, 25, Felipe Pene, 35, Mark Anthony Samedara, 18, Gemar Caballero, 24, Alan Illustrado, 40, ReniereNasalga, 39, Jason Lapina, 27, Emman Yapan, Edmar Hayao all from Buluan, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. The nine fishermen and the owner of the boat will be charged for violation of Municipal Ordinance No. 021-2008.

Source: Zamboanga Times