Navy saves 100 turtles


PUERTO PRINCESA City, Philippines—Naval authorities based in Palawan’s southernmost tip, Balabac, pounced on a Chinese-financed endangered marine turtle-poaching operation on Tuesday that involved local fishermen and officials.

Cmdr. Joseph Rostum Peña, Naval Forces West commander, said Navy men discovered three fish pens off the remote village of Caguisan in Balabac being emptied of turtles in preparation for the transport of the protected marine animals to China, possibly Hainan.

“We have so far discovered three turtle pens containing an estimated 100 marine turtles,” he said.

Each of the fish pens, which are made of nylon and fishnets and measure 20 meters by 35 meters, contained at least 30 turtles, he said.

Authorities are conducting retrieval operations and have so far hauled more than 30 large marine turtles, weighing between 30 to 50 kilograms each. At least two turtles died while most are being recovered alive from the submerged fish cages. Redempto D. Anda, Inquirer Southern Luzon

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  • TheGreatLieofChina2012

    walang hiya talaga ang mga chinese sinisira nila ang kanilang marine life tapos pag wala na sila makuha sa sakop nila  papasok sila sa ibang teritoryo pati marine life sinisira nila di man lang nila iniisip na ito ay pinoprotektahan ng mga bansang nakakasakop nito para may makunan sila ng makakain…kung inaalagaan ng China ang kanilang karagatan marami sana silang mahuhuling  sa sarili nilang karagatan at di na nila kailangan dumayo sa di nila nasasakupan buti pa ang turtle s may utak kayong mga chinese walang utak….

  • joboni96

    ‘pounced on a Chinese-financed endangered marine turtle-poaching operation’

    sa mga iyan muna
    habang patuloy ang mabilisang
    pagpapalakas ng depensa

    rollback intsik switik control
    of our economy muna

    then rollback intsik switik sea/island grabbing

  • Klepto

    Navy saves 100 turtles AND SELLS 200 BARRELS OF CRUDE FUEL.

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