Sat, 05 Apr 2003

500,000 fish to help Sumbawa income

MATARAM, West Nusa Tenggara: President Megawati Soekarnoputri was scheduled to release 500,000 fry, or juvenile fishes, of different species at Batu Bulan Dam in Moyo Hulu, Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, on April 14, 2003.

The head of marine resources and fishery office, Busrah Hasan, said the release of the fry was part of the Rp 100 billion dam installment.

"Releasing the juvenile fishes is aimed at empowering local fishermen. This is also an added benefit for farmers living around the large dam," he said.

Busrah said that his office would help local farmers and fishermen to develop the fishery business to help improve their daily income. -- JP