The Season for Larvae Hunters
The export wave for lobster larvae has begun. Some exporting companies are affiliated with political party officials and former smugglers.
ANDE Irfan Alafhi showed us a photograph of a lobster larva. The translucent lobster larva, referred to in Indonesia as benur, was placed next to a match. “That’s the size,” said Andre, Royal Samudera Nusantara operations director, at his office on Thursday, July 2.
Royal’s office at the Golden Boulevard shop-house complex in South Tangerang, Banten, appears rudimentary. The company’s sign is a 3-square-meter banner...