Be informed that at about 4:30 AM of October 28, 2020, joint team of PNP personnel of Leon B. Postigo Municipal Police Station (MPS) composed of PSSg. Renante T. Icamina, PCpl. James Ryan B. Falconete and PCpl. Jayson Ivan Flores together with Miller B. Caballero – Fish Warden/Bantay Dagat of Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte proceeded to the Municipal seawater of Poblacion, Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte purposely to conduct seaborne patrol and monitor all forms of illegal fishing activity.
At about 8:30 AM of same date, said team successfully apprehended two (2) fishing boats, one (1) locally known as KUBKUBAN (likos) color yellow/white marked with ANNIEROSE, owned and operated by Nasib Tusang Abubacar, alias Mhay, 40 y.o., male, single with live-in partner, fisherman, Elementary Level and a resident of Brgy. Poblacion West, Salug, Zamboanga del Norte and LIGHT BOAT color white/blue owned by Nena Silvano and operated Gregorio Hingo Bagaan Jr. alias Jun2x, 40 y.o., male married, fisherman, college level and a resident of Brgy. Upper, Inuman, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte both were caught in the act engaged on Illegal Fishing for Violation of Municipal Fishing Ordinance No. 06-02 Article X, Unauthorized Fishing section 7 – known as “Fishing in fishery Reserve, refuge and Sanctuaries, used of active gear in fishing, encroaching within Municipal Water Jurisdiction.
Subject persons were released after they promise to pay the corresponding penalty while fishing boat with fishing gears were under the custody of the Office of the Municipal Agriculture (OMA) Fisheries Staff and Bantay Dagat of this municipality.
(PLtCol. Charisse B. Yabo, Provincial Community Affairs and Development Unit Chief)
(Source: Provincial Community Affairs and Development Unit – Police Regional Office IX)