Coast Guard in Palawan apprehends boat for illegal fishing

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Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel in Palawan apprehended a fishing boat being used for illegal fishing at the vicinity waters off North Verde Island, Roxas, Palawan on August 7.

PCG said the operation was conducted together with Bantay Roxas.

“Said fishing banca with 53 crew onboard was caught using fine mesh nets as fish traps and air compressors as breathing apparatuses – clear violations of the Republic Act 10654 also known as ‘The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998’ and the municipal ordinance on commercial fishing operations in the waters of Roxas, Palawan,” PCG said.