Police Authorities Arrest 3 Individuals in Palawan Arrested for Transporting Live Fish
Three individuals were arrested in the town of El Nido, Palawan for transporting live fish during PCSD’s regulatory inspection.
The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) conducted a regulatory inspection, in partnership with the El Nido Aviation Police Station, at the Lio Airport Cargo Area, where the suspects were caught.
The suspects were found to be in violation of PCSD Administrative Order No. 5, which strictly prohibits the transport of Live Reef-fish-for-Food during the closed season. The closed season is a time when fishing is prohibited in order to allow fish populations to recover and replenish.
The PCSD confiscated 20 boxes containing 45 Live Reef-fish-for-Food Tiger Groupers, also known as Lapung Baboy, from the suspects. The confiscated fish are currently under the care of the PCSD, which is ensuring their well-being.
The closed season for fishing in Palawan was implemented from March to the end of May, which is the breeding season for fish. During this time, fish are more vulnerable to overfishing, as they are focused on reproduction and are more easily caught.
The PCSD is taking the matter seriously and is preparing charges against the arrested individuals. The illegal transport of live fish during the closed season is a serious offense that can have significant impacts on fish populations and the ecosystem as a whole.
The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development is an agency tasked with promoting sustainable development and protecting the environment in Palawan. It works to ensure that development is achieved in a manner that is environmentally responsible, socially just, and economically viable.
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