An officer brings a basket full of lobsters to be released back into the sea in Lampung's Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation Park on Thursday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Catch and Release
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
FEBRUARY 01, 2020
The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency officers released 30 lobsters that were seized from fishermen near Way Haru, a coastal village in the province of Lampung on the easternmost tip of Sumatra Island on Thursday. The village and the oceans around it are part of the protected Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation Park. The lobsters – each weighing less than 60 grams, the minimum limit for lobsters caught for consumption – were netted illegally. In the past three years, the authorities have caught 10 fishing boats around the area for illegal poaching of lobsters.