5 arrested for illegal fishing in Pangasinan waters

DASOL, Pangasinan — Five persons were arrested in a seaborne operation by members of the local Bantay Dagat task force within the seawater in Barangay Hermosa, Dasol at about 11a.m. Thursday.

The suspects were on board a motorized fishing boat colored green and marked “Orlan”, and another fishing boat colored blue without any marking, when chanced upon by the task force while engaging in illegal fishing.

The suspects were identified as Rodrego Bonilla, 54; Loreto Abella, 72; Oliver Bonilla, 21; Herson Abella, 42 and Dannu Navida, 54, all of Burgos, Pangasinan.

They were caught red-handed using fine mesh nets (double nets).

Confiscated from suspect’s possession were fishing nets with estimated length of 400 meters.

The motorized fishing boats were placed under the custody of the Bantay Dagat task force while the suspects were brought to the Dasol police station.

All the suspects will face charges of violation of Municipal Ordinance No. 3, Series of 2006. PNA-northboundasia.com