27 caught illegal fishing in Dauis waters; operator slapped with P158K fine

A fishing vessel which allegedly had no proper documentation was intercepted by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel in waters off Dauis on Wednesday night.

The vessel, Sr. Sto Nino III of 4G Fishing, remained in PCG custody pending the payment of a P-158,000 fine set by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, said Seaman 2nd Class John Sinajon of PCG Tagbilaran.

Based on information gathered by authorities, the boat is owned by one Aileen Visarra, a resident of Dauis.

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According to Sinajon, the boat which was manned by a 27-man crew failed to submit a master declaration of safe departure and secure a PCG clearance.

The fishermen caught on board the vessel were identified as Elmer Tubat, 40; Jundry Galdines, 35; Donnie, 41; Juanito Centino, 40; Jaime Esto, 43; Ronie Bullanday, 19; Glenn Lungat, 30; Poncito Alanto, 43; Juanito Vailoces, 29; Edwin Maagad, 29; Henrito Loon, 45; Mendrico Pateno, 28; Pedro Amoris, 43; Angelito Balamante, 44; Roque Trovidencia, 28; Dino Beranio, 30; John Lauron, 29; Bonifacio Lopecillo, 44; and Noel Saycon, 26, all residents of Dauis town.

However, Sinajon noted that the fishermen were not arrested. (A, Doydora)



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