Six fishermen were nabbed Wednesday for allegedly using an air compressor while fishing in the waters of Barangay Biton, Taytay.
Police identified the violators as Carlo Velasco Lampago, 23; Lino Codilla Buante, 29; Jonathan Vilma Austria, 25; Rexson Aurillo Sinadian, 22; Dave Codilla Austria, 21; all residents of Biton, and Elvie Cabahug Espinosa, 28, from Brgy. Paly.
The Taytay municipal police station received a call that there is an illegal fishing activity in the waters of the said barangay.
During the operation, the police caught the suspects in the act of using compressors aboard two unregistered fishing boats.
The team confiscated two compressor units, more or less 40 meters hose, and two units of compressor tanks.
The suspects were brought to the municipal agriculturist.
They violated the Republic Act (RA) 8550 or the 1998 Fisheries Code of the Philippines.