Monday September 12, 2022

The Phnom Penh Post

Fifty-two suspects were referred to court – by officers from the national and provincial commission for the suppression of fisheries offences around the Tonle Sap Lake – from the beginning of March to the end of August.

Twenty-six of them have been charged and imprisoned, according to Ung Try, spokesman for the Fisheries Administration.

Try told The Post that a vast amount of equipment had been seized during the crackdowns, including 154 boats and almost 1,300 electric shock devices.

“Police sent 52 suspects to court. 26 of them were remanded into custody on charges of using electric shock fishing devices and other illegal fishing tools in a fish conservation area,” he said.

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