Fish


An Icon in The City of Sarolangun

Ikan Keloso (or Kelisa) This is a 15' long fish monument that is located at the entrance leading to the government offices in Sarolangun (Kantor Bupati)

Ikan Keloso (or Kelisa)
This is a 15′ long fish monument that is located at the entrance leading to the government offices in Sarolangun (Kantor Bupati)

While visiting the City of Sarolangun we had the opportunity to meet in the home of the Sekretaris Daerah (Sekda) Kabupaten Sarolangun, Bapak (Mr.) H. Thabroni Rozali. This man invited us to the Kantor Bupati (Bupati’s office) the next morning, where he introduced us to eight men who were kepala adat & ketua adat (cultural experts), as well as the heads of various government agencies.

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50′ Fish Trap

While visiting a village along the Tabir River, we noticed a construction in the middle of the river. The local people told us it was a sukam, a large fish trap. Evidently the fish swimming downstream will enter this trap.

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This is the same picture as the one above.

Sukam [Picture taken April 5, 2013]
Large fish trap in the middle of the Tabir River
Merangin Regency of the Jambi Province

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This is a picture of a floating fish net/ cage (keramba) used for raising fish on Indonesian streams, rivers, lakes, and even in the ocean.

Throughout Indonesian streams, lakes, rivers, and even in the seas, Indonesians raise fish for food. The means of doing so is through the use of “keramba,” or floating fish nets / cages, in which the fish are hand fed (floating fishery).

If there isn’t a body of water nearby, those with sufficient land will dig square ponds for raising fish. Previously we made a video showing that these fish ponds are frequently used as a form of recreation.

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