Guarding The Papua Sea with Balobe, Bemeti and Molo Tradition
Papua Sea and Traditional Fishing – Papuans who live in coastal zones and islands, such as tribes on the coast of Jayapura, Sarmi, Biak-Numfor, Yapen, Wondama, Sorong, Raja Ampat, and Kaimana main livelihood as fishermen or often called coastal people.
For example the Biak people have always been famous as great sailors sailing using boats armed with natural navigation tools by looking at the position of the stars and the direction of the earth. Along the north and west coast of Papua, even to the Maluku islands. It is said that in Tidore there is a village whose inhabitants come from Papua. Because of their greatness at sea, they were appointed by Sultan Tidore to become a naval force led by Gurabesi who came from Biak.
Papua Sea and Traditional Fishing. Papuans who live in coastal zones and islands, such as tribes on the coast of Jayapura, Sarmi, Biak-Numfor, Yapen, In addition to being good at sailing, the beach people also have local knowledge to protect water resources ranging from the mainland to the marine life in it. How do Papuan traditions or customs protect the sea? Beginning with mythological beliefs, then some of the local wisdom that they practice everyday. Raja Ampat which is famously beautiful in the world is an example of how the Papuans maintain the marine ecology.