3 fishermen were arrested after being caught for illegal fishing by the operatives of Mercedes Municipal Police Station who were conducting Seaborne Patrol Operations in the said municipality.
Suspects alias Willy (29 years old), Bong (38 years old) and Nic (19 years old) all residents of Barangay Sugod, Calabanga, Camarines Sur were caught in the act fishing more or less 2 kilometers near the coast of Barangay Hamoraon, Mercedes, Camarines Norte around 11:26 noon yesterday, February 25, 2022.
Recovered from the suspects were a set of illegal fishing paraphernalia including “galagad” and more or less 10 kilos of fishes.
Meanwhile, the suspects along with the confiscated evidence are currently in the custody of Mercedes MPS for appropriate disposition.
Once again, PCol Julius D. Guadamor called on the public to stop illegal fishing because it will not bring any good to our oceans and nature and encourages citizens to work together to protect our marine life.