Youths fishing at Merlion Park have been identified and will be counselled: PUB

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Update on Sep 8:

Two youths who were caught on camera fishing illegally at Merlion Park have been identified and will be counselled said the Public Utilities Board (PUB).

Thanking those who have helped in the investigation, PUB added in its statement on Facebook: "We would like to thank concerned members of public for expressing your views on this matter.

"Please be assured that we will work with the school to counsel and educate the students on the fishing regulations and the designated fishing locations."

Original article:

The Public Utilities Board (PUB) is investigating a viral video showing two youths fishing at Merlion Park.

In a statement that was posted on Facebook and Twitter on Friday (Sep 7), the PUB said that it is appealing for information on two individuals who were seen fishing illegally at Merlion Park.

"We are investigating the incident. Please contact us via private message if you have information on the two individuals," said PUB.

Stomper Edros had alerted Stomp to the video that has been circulating on the Internet.

In the video, a male in a red T-shirt is seen pulling out a large striped fish from the water before ascending the steps.

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His companion in a grey T-shirt then threw his head back with a laugh, while holding a fishing rod in his hand.

In the statement, the PUB also reminded the public to only fish at designated areas.

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