6 Chinese charged for turtle catch in Philippines (AP) – 2211th Edition

In this Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 photo released by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan province, nine dead Green Sea Turtles seized from six Chinese fishermen at Puerto Princesa city port, Palawan province, southwestern Philippines are loaded into a Philippine Navy truck for proper disposition. Maj. Niel Estrella, a Philippine military spokesman, said six Chinese fishermen, allegedly from China's southern island province of Hainan, were arrested Friday in waters off western Palawan province's Balabac township, with the turtles on their speedboat and expected to be charged in court Monday Dec. 5, 2011. Three more of the catch were alive and tagged before being released to the sea. (AP Photo/Palawan Council for Sustainable Development) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALESAP – A court in the Philippines charged six Chinese fisherman with poaching endangered sea turtles in proceedings Monday aimed at protecting threatened wildlife along the country’s coastline.

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