Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vietnamese fishermen arrested off Palawan for illegal fishing

MANILA, Philippines -- Fishermen on board a Vietnamese fishing vessel loaded with sea turtles were arrested by maritime authorities at the West Philippine Sea off Palawan, intelligence sources revealed.

The fishing vessel was apprehended southwest off Martinez Point, Balabac Island. It was loaded with at least two sea turtles. The fishing vessel will be escorted by authorities to land for the filing of appropriate charges.