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


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. 

Dozens of young lobsters that confiscated from local fishermens in Lampung. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Dozens of young lobsters confiscated from local fishermen in Lampung. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
TWNC worker compares a the smallest young lobster with his own hand palm. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A lobster weighing less than 60 grams – the minimum limit for a legal catch – is not much bigger than the palm of your hand. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
TWNC worker brings back the lobster to the sea. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Releasing the lobsters back into the sea. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
TWNC workers ensure every lobster get back to their natural habitat. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Conservation officers making sure each lobster gets back into the sea safely. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A lobster is strucked by a sea wave in Lampung on Thursday (23/01). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A lobster dragged back onto the beach by strong waves. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)