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Authorities Confiscate Fishing Rods From Locals Violating Health Protocols

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The COVID-19 Handling Task Force in Pemogan Village confiscated fishing equipment from local fishermen after they were caught violating health protocols.

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The operation in Pemogan, South Denpasar was collectively led by Police, Military, and Public Civil Service on Wednesday (10/2).

Authorities found several local fishermen disobeying prevention protocols such as mask-wearing and physical distancing while fishing at Taman Pancing in Pemogan.

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(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

An official from Pemogan Village, Made Suwirya, explained that as the partial lockdown is currently in effect, many public facilities including Taman Pancing have ceased operations.

Despite the closure, some people still insisted on entering the facility and created a crowd while fishing. Suwirya also confirmed that officers seized their fishing rods and relevant equipment in order to stop their fishing activity.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

“There were six people in there, and they didn’t carry out physical distancing so we  seized their equipment,” Suwirta said.

He added that they can reclaim their possessions by coming to his office. Authorities warned them to follow the laws and support the government’s efforts to reduce virus transmission in Pemogan.

fishing boat at beach
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

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Pan Demi

Friday 12th of February 2021

Excessive action by the authorities and without the right to confiscate items that have nothing to do with health protocols violation.

Christine Bagnall

Friday 12th of February 2021

It's sad that the locals are not taking this Covid seriously. Are the TV stations making the public fully aware of the seriousness of this? Tourists are your lifeblood. We miss you all so much. I'm Australian. Thank you police for making the locals understand. Hard on them byt they need a wakeup call.


Friday 12th of February 2021

@Christine Bagnall, so happy ppl like you not allowed back 🙏

Wayan Bo

Friday 12th of February 2021

They are not bio terrorists.