Truckload of illegally caught fish seized


SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: A truck full of alleged blasted round scad fish, with estimated market value of P76,900 were confiscated following a tip off by informants to authorities Monday. The fish, locally known as palapal, was of about 810 kilos contained in 27 crates from Salomague, Ilocos Sur caught through underground explosion, according to fish examiner Dolores Gurtiza. Its owner, Bobby Barba of Barangay Catbangen here will be meted penalty of P5,000 in accordance with the City Fishery Ordinance.


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