Less Masapi at Lake Poso
Fishermen are concerned about the impact of the dredging activities in the Poso River basin in Central Sulawesi. Dams and traps block the life cycle of eels.
FERDILIUS Toumbo, who is familiarly called Papa Devi, is a to ponyilo. In the Pamona language—one of the largest tribes in Poso Regency—this term means people who fish for masapi or eels. The 42-year-old man and his wife and three children live in a simple house on the edge of Lake Poso in Pamona village, Poso Regency, Central Sulawesi. Ferdilius’ workplace is at the mouth of the lake right behind his house.
Every morning, from...