When Fish Disappear from Youtefa Bay
Development and construction at Youtefa Bay, including the Youtefa Bridge and the rowing venue for the 2021 National Sports Week, are considered to have a serious impact on the ecosystem of the waters in that region. Waste disposal and mangrove deforestation are on the rise.
FRANSINA Hanasbey has already sat for two hours on the bridge in Enggros village, Abepura District, Papua, on Friday afternoon, July 24. A basin next to her only had a small fish in it: her only catch of the day so far. She patiently continued to wait for more fish. “It has become increasingly difficult to catch fish and other animals,” she said.
The same goes for Laban Hamadi, a fisherman from neighboring Tobati village. Tobati and...