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8 Dec 2013
9 Dec 2013
Dynamite fishing is still rampant in the municipal waters of Carles, Iloilo despite the persistent campaign of the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat against illegal fishing activities in the area.
This was proven last week when the task force intercepted a fishing boat named MBCA Allen Mae loaded with dynamites in Carles.
The Bantay Dagat reported that the crew immediately abandoned their fishing boat after they spotted the approaching operatives.
Meanwhile, Bantay Dagat’s consistent operations yielded eight other illegal fishing boats during the period March 21 to April 1, 2012.
The apprehended fishing boats were identified as: MBCA Angel Boy 1 and 2 owned by Leonardo Bandes of Carles, FB Chester Lloyd owned by Julie Franco of Carles, MBCA Jessel owned by Jose Betita of Carles, MBCA Queen Heart owned by Josephine Tupas of Banate, MBCA Ma. Theresa owned by Regie Papelera of Banate, and FB Cherry Star Ronelly Tolentino of Barotac Viejo.
Unfortunately, an unidentified fishing boat escaped after being spotted by the Bantay Dagat operatives in the municipal waters of Carles.
Appropriate charges are being readied against the owners and crew of the apprehended fishing vessels.
Anti-illegal fishing czar Provincial Administrator Raul Banias said the Bantay Dagat operatives have not wavered in their campaign to stop illegal fishing activities despite the efforts of some sectors to destabilize them through the hurling of fabricated allegations.
Banias said the smear campaign against the Bantay Dagat will not deter them from waging an all-out war against illegal fishing activities in the province. (ECGarcia/ Capitol News)