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COAST guards apprehend 4 Vietnamese poachers


ZAMBOANGA CITY: Four Vietnamese crew members were apprehended on Friday afternoon by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) for illegal fishing in sea waters off Taganak Island, Tawi-Tawi, a report received here from Taganak Mayor Mohammad Faizal Jamalul. The PCG from the adjacent Bakungan Island station were conducting maritime patrol when they spotted a foreign fishing vessel five nautical miles off nearby Langaan Island. Upon inspecting the boat, the PCG discovered the sea craft had no Safety Security Environmental Number (SSEN) tag. Upon search and inspection, the PCG found several drums full of sea cucumbers, according to Taganak. adding “Vietnamese vessels enter Taganak and other local islands early afternoon up to night time to catch fish and many turtles which lay their eggs in surrounding beaches,” the mayor said.

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Today’s Front Page February 27, 2020

Today’s Front Page February 27, 2020