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Philippines charges 'turtle poachers'

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MANILA – Nearly 300 apparently poached sea turtles were seized from a Vietnamese fishing boat off the western Philippines, the Philippine government said on Tuesday. 

The boat and its 13 fishermen were apprehended this weekend off Balabac town in Palawan province, 850 kilometres south-west of Manila.

Charges of illegal fishing were filed on Monday against them, according to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development.

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