10 October 2009
This is the day Yogi turns 50! Happy half-a-century, Yogibear!
It is also the day we learned about the circle hook and de-hooking tuna longline vessels’ by-catch.
Hafizh Adyas of WWF Indonesia oversees the By-catch Programme, and Rudy Masuswo Purwoko, a Bitung fisheries teacher and former WWF onboard observer, trains the Nutrindo tuna longliner crew about de-hooking by-catch, and what circle hooks are all about.
WWF Indonesia focuses on Onboard Observer Program in Bitung to help reduce the death of sea turtle by-catch and increasing the awareness of the fishing crew about releasing live by-catch.
The dynamic duo Hafizh and Rudy gave a training to Nutrindo longliner crew, as the company has just bought new longline vessels.
With some more collaboration with WWF let’s hope that Nutrindo will be ready to use c-hooks.