17 fishing boat crewmen arrested for illegal fishing in Alaminos City

ALAMINOS CITY — Seventeen crewmen of a fishing boat undertaking illegal fishing along the waters of the Hundred Islands in Barangay Lucap, Alaminos City were arrested by elements of the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) conducting seaborne patrol at 5:30 p.m. of July 10.

Those arrested were on board F/B Princess Charisse, a fishing boat that came from Dagupan City.

Those arrested were Linjun Yasar Dusal, 42, the boat captain, Rey Ann Molito, 28; Edwin Estrada, 36; Bernie Menuro, 33; Meljean Molito, 24; Fernando Santiago, 46; Zandro Dusal, 39; Gheniro De Latorre, 26; Marvin De Latorre Lomibao, 19; Jackson De Latorre, 19; Johny Osinar, 22; Jeremy Rillera, 19; Anthony Binaco, 25; Marlito Isaac,, 34; Romeo Dusal, 47; Alvin Estrada, 24; and Jericho Allera, 25.

All of the suspects are from Pantal District, Dagupan City, Pangasinan.

They were reportedly engaged in illegal fishing with the use of “boli-boli”, an active gear using fine mesh net at the tail which is banned under the fishery laws.

Confiscated from them were their boat equipped with Fuso engine, one set of active gear measuring more or less 50 meters and 16 containers of assorted fish weighing more or less 10 kilos with an estimated market value of more or less Php11,000.

The suspects are now under the custody of Alaminos City police. PNA/northboundasia.com