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Fishermen are celebrating the arrival of the latest fish in the waters off the coast of Bali.
Photo: Supplied A group of fishermen have been caught fishing on the Bali Sea for the first time in four years, after a new species of fish was introduced to the area.
The new species, which is called the sea bass, was introduced in a new program to help manage the Bambara Aquaculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (FDC) to ensure the catch of fish and shellfish was sustainable.
“We were thrilled when we heard about it,” said FDC manager Dr Michaela Agyekuni.
“It’s good news because we had been doing very good with the sea Bass for the last 10 years and now we are seeing that they have a good chance of being commercially viable.”
I have to admit, we didn’t expect them to be successful in this region.
“There are only about 300 species of Bass, and it is estimated that only around 1,000 to 2,000 survive in the wild in Bali, so the arrival and the development of this species is a great step forward in the conservation of this beautiful creature.” “
Bass has been a very important source of income for the local community for centuries, so this is really a very good thing,” Dr Agyakuni said.
“There are only about 300 species of Bass, and it is estimated that only around 1,000 to 2,000 survive in the wild in Bali, so the arrival and the development of this species is a great step forward in the conservation of this beautiful creature.”
The Bambaras Aquaculturists Association was happy to see the new species in the Baupung River, which has traditionally been the home to Bass.
“This is a good start to a long and prosperous future for Baupacung, and we hope that this will be the start of a long partnership with other local communities,” Dr Anisya Lekkuluk, the association’s director of fishing, said.
Bali is home to the world’s largest population of sea bass and is also home to a variety of other fish species, including tilapia and rainbow trout.
“It’s nice to have more fish in our rivers than in the sea,” said Lekbila Agyenuni, who works as a member of the Bailai Aquacultural Community.
There are also plans to develop the Bancang River and the Bahrur River, two of the main rivers in the province, to make up for the loss of Bass.
The fish is currently considered to be critically endangered and is protected under the Species Survival Plan.
Fishing is a major source of revenue for the Bauru Islands government.
Dr Anisia Lek, a Baupiyan woman and member of a community in the Baharai Valley of Baupeh, was happy that the fish was available for catching in the first place.
“I’m so happy,” she said.