The Bagang of Pitas, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Off the coast of Marudu Bay at the northern part of Sabah, there are more than 200 traditiional anchovies fishing platforms. These platforms made of bamboo and neebong trees trunks tied together with ropes are called Bagang. A fishing net is suspended mid water under the Bagang and a bright light is used to attract the fishes into the middle of the net. The nets are then raise by using a traditional method of winching and the catch are sorted. Anchovies caught are cooked in boiling water to maintain the freshness.


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