Yesterday, 19 of January 2018, a sawfish was caught in Meranti district, Riau province, Sumatra island.
The adult animal (P. pristis) caught with net measured about 5 meters and was cut to be eaten. The fisherman didn’t know about the protection status in Indonesia.
The Indonesaw Alert Network team is actually tracking the full story of this unfortunate catch. They will look for the rostrum and will join the area to ask details about the conditions of the catch. This travel will be the opportunity to sensitize the fishing community about sawfishes.
We’ll keep you posted about this important news, confirming the presence of sawfishes in various places of the large indonesian archipelago.