Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Where On Earth Is Tanjung Pinang?!?!

Many of my foreign readers may be wondering where on earth is Tanjung Pinang. I'm gonna explain in modest details here so at least some of us here can come to understand a popular fishing grounds for us Singapore Fishos!

Tanjung Pinang is the capital and also the largest town of belonging to the Indonesian Provinces of The Riau Islands.

It is located on Bintan Island and has ferry connections to Singapore. Therefore, many Singaporeans flock there to do their not so bad yet not so good fishing.

The fishing boats usually fish off the numerous islands in the Riau Archipelago. Popular ones are Merapas Island and Pengibu because of their distance and catch rate.

The fishing at these islands used to be top notch but are drastically declining due to commercial trawlers and destruction of ecosystem. As a result, fishing boats and anglers are moving further and further to more open waters.

The fishing season has just opened recently and recent catches seem to suggest that the fishing is indeed recovering but there are fears these are just what's being seen on the surface!

1 comment:

Fish Whisperer said...

Thank you for show us where in the world you are.