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PCG intercepts illegal fishing boat

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-manned DA-BFAR vessel, BRP Capones, and BFAR Fisheries Protection and Law Enforcement Group apprehended three motorbancas conducting illegal fishing activities in the vicinity waters off Eastern Visayas on April 12.

The apprehension occurred during a joint PCG-BFAR maritime patrol in the vicinity waters off Libucan Island, Tarangnan Samar, Maripipi Island, and Bool, Biliran.

Two of the three seized motor bancas were using the Danish Seine, locally known as “hulbot-hulbot.” The third motorbanca, apprehended near Tarangnan, Samar, had its fishing net confiscated following the issuance of the Certificate of Orderly Inspection

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