TACLOBAN CITY- At least two persons were arrested for alleged illegal fishing in Laoang, Northern Samar last November 14, 2020.
Police identified the violators, aged 44 and 39, as residents of Barangay Talisay, Laoang.
The operating unit from Laoang Municipal Police Station, led by Staff Sergeant Argel Joseph Salva caught the two while in the act of engaging in illegal fishing activity using fine mesh net or ‘biyakus.’
Confiscated from their possession were one motorboat, one wooden boat, one set of fine mesh net measuring 10-meter-long, and five kilos of assorted catch, police said in the report.
The estimated market value of confiscated items was placed at P25,000.
The violators and confiscated fishing paraphernalia were brought to the police station for proper documentation.