Dept chases away fishermen for using baby trawlers to catch ‘bubuk’

myy-bp090316-jls-fishessrmaThe state Marine Fisheries Department yesterday chased away several fishermen from Pantai Batu Satu for using baby trawlers to catch ‘bubuk’. Sarawak Marine Fisheries Department Region 3 head Buniamin Kiprawi said they were chased away because using baby trawlers to catch ‘bubuk’ is illegal. “They told us that we cannot catch ‘bubuk’ using the net which is tied to our engine boat. If we want, we have to use the traditional way which is just ‘Paka’ (net tied to two wooden rods and manned manually). “Many of us no longer want to use the traditional way of catching Bubuk because it is time and energy consuming, dangerous and the catch is also very little compared to the modern way. Read the rest here 13:51