46 illegal fishers arrested

ILOILO –To protect and preserve the province’s marine resource, fourty-six local fishermen were apprehended for illegal fishing in islands of Sicogon and Tago in Concepcion town recently.

The fishermen were engaging in Danish seine and round haul fishing prohibited by the town’s fishery code, according to SPO1 Gilbert Piedad, chief of Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force.

They also violated the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ Fisheries Administrative Order 246, series of 2013, declaring the use of Danish seine and modified Danish seine illegal.

The fishermen arrested were onboard fishing vessels namely “Tripple J”, “KFC”, “888”, “Maiko”, “Shiftas 5” and “Ken-Ken 4” owned by Rommel Agravante, Jose Beso, Vincent Amante, Randolf Deocadez, Schindler S. Callos and Merlyn Guine, respectively.

The captain and crew were identified as follows:

F/B Tripple- J

  1. Celfred Baldemor (pilot)
  2. Felix Datu
  3. Benjie Bacera
  4. Sonny Galvez
  5. Joemar Bebing
  6. Joel Mendoza
  7. Noel Babaran
  8. Jerick Casumpang


  1. Erjoe Paisano (pilot)
  2. Jesus Basendasan
  3. Albert Gregorio
  4. Rey Batucs
  5. Mea Gregorio
  6. Michael Rosler
  7. Rodel Padernal
  8. Efren Caderyo
  9. Albert Cañeso
  10. Ronel Asdulo

F/B 888

  1. Simeon Biñas- pilot
  2. Jesus Asturias
  3. Ramter Bayuran
  4. Norman Biñas
  5. Richard Guines
  6. Jobert Arcillo
  7. John dela Cruz
  8. Clarence Siocong

F/B Maiko

  1. Noel Singson- pilot
  2. Jurry Albiño
  3. Marjorie Singson
  4. Ernesto Guines
  5. Noriel Singson
  6. Jovencio Baldemor
  7. Jerry Albiño
  8. Bambie Singson

F/B Shiftas 5

  1. Efren Guinez – pilot
  2. Agustin Guines
  3. Daryl Bagin-in
  4. Bebot dela Cruz
  5. Godofredo Barcebal
  1. F/ B Ken-Ken 4 –
  2. Ricky Guinez- pilot
  3. Ruben Asturias
  4. Alberto Asturias
  5. Julius Posadas
  6. John Asturias
  7. Dindo Navarro
  8. Niño Navarro

To have them released from prison, the owners of the fishing boats entered into a compromise fine with the municipal government. So far, the owners of Tripple J, KFC, 888 and Maiko paid a total of P75,000 and they also able to redeem their fishing vessels. Others have yet to pay. #2014News





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