31 May '11, 2pm

#Philippines to charge 122 Vietnamese fishermen - Straits Times

#Philippines to charge 122 Vietnamese fishermen - Straits Times

Manila - Philippine police say 122 Vietnamese fishermen caught fishing in the country's waters will face charges of poaching and other violations. -- PHOTO: AP MANILA - PHILIPPINE police say 122 Vietnamese fishermen caught fishing in the country's waters will face charges of poaching and other violations. Police Chief Supt Artemio Hicban said on Tuesday the 122 fishermen apprehended near Palawan province's Balabac township are the largest number of foreign fishermen arrested in recent years. He said sea patrols found them on Monday on seven Vietnamese boats flying Philippine flags. Balabac police chief Lodel Lota says fish were found in the boats but no endangered species. -- AP

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Authorities in the Philippines say 122 Vietnamese fishermen are being held after seven boats we...