The net (red line) was laid in a straight line near the boardwalk entrance to the sand bar. The net was about 200m long. The yellow line was the route I took on our survey of Chek Jawa this morning.
During our survey, we also saw dugong feeding trails on the seagrass meadows. Dugongs breathe air and will drown if they are trapped in a net.
flickr thanks to Ivan Kwan.
This is not the first time we have seen a long net on Chek Jawa. We saw one on our survey in Jul 2013 located in approximately the same location.
Apr 2013 and Jan 2013, some near signs ofdugong feeding trails. We also saw a fisherman lay a very long driftnet inside the Chek Jawa lagoon in February 2013.
Chek Jawa area is off limits.
Posts about the net by others on this trip
- Jonathan Tan on facebook.