At around 2240H, last February 16, 2021, while conducting a joint mobile-checkpoint operation at Brgy. Ikirin, Pagbilao, Quezon, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 4A – Fisheries Resource Protection Group (BFAR 4A-FRPG) in coordination with the Local Government Unit (LGU) and Philippine National Police (PNP) of Pagbilao, Quezon flagged down a private vehicle (jeepney) with plate no. DAN 8438 loaded with 400 kilos of explosive caught fishes from Calauag, Quezon.
After the on-the-spot fish examination, the team found out that the fish dealers violated Sec. 126 of Republic Act No. 8550 or Possessing, Dealing in, or Disposing of Illegally Caught or Taken Fish. The confiscated assorted fish and jeepney were brought to BFAR – National Brackishwater Fisheries Technology Center (NBFTC) located at Sitio Iringan, Palsabangon, Pagbilao, Quezon for further investigation, impoundment, and filing of appropriate charges.