On or about 21 0045H May 15, Task Force Lawod arrested some 41 fishers from Misamis Oriental for illegal fishing in Cauayan, Negros Occidental. The crew who were onboard a vessel owned by Lito Duhaylungsod of Misamis Oriental were caught fishing at about 3.5 kilometers off the shore of Barangay Isio, Cauayan. Task Force Lawod received reports from local fisherfolks that the vessel has been operating in the Cauayan municipal waters. The Misamis Oriental fishers violated Cauayan’s ordinance that prohibits foreign fishers from operating within 10 kilometers from the municipal coast and used fishing nets that harm coral reefs. The fishers’ vessel was impounded at the Cauayan Police Station

Source: Panay News Philippines