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An assocationof Pinoy fishers said the Chinese vessel apprehended by Philippine authorities should be punished to the “fullest extent of the law.”

Zhonhai 68, the Chinese dredging vessel seized by the Philippine Coast Guard for illegal and unauthorized operations dredging in the vicinity of Orion Point, Bataan on Wednesday. (Philippine Coast Guard)

In a statement, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas or Pamalakaya said that local fishers have been bearing the negative effects of the decrease of fish catch caused by what they said were rampant dredging operations in the provinces of Zambales and Bataan.

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