6 Movies About Fishermen’s Life

6 Movies About Fishermen's Life

Film is a form of cultural product whose presence is able to make the audience chuckle, laugh, and cry to anger. Whether it comes from a true story or a mere imagination, movies are able to touch our deepest selves. Talk about story ideas, they can come from anywhere. No exception from the life that we see every day. Like the five films that raise the theme of fishermen’s lives, both in Indonesia and abroad.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

This film is based on the true story of a group of fishermen who were sailing in search of fish in the open waters. This group of fishermen, consisting of the captain of the boat, Andrea Gail, Bobby, Billy, Dale, and David, was desperate because when they went to sea, only a few fish were caught. They also decided to sail once again to another place called Flemish Cap and got a lot of catch. But unfortunately, fishing activities turned scary when suddenly bad weather hit, the ship’s ice machine to cool the fish was damaged until the ship they were riding overturned 360 degrees.

In The Heart Of The Sea

In The Heart Of The Sea

It is also a film based on the true story of the sinking of the whaling ship Essex in the 1840s. When it was difficult to find whales in the Atlantic Ocean, the ship Essex moved west after hearing a collection of hundreds of sperm whales living in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The warning of a monster whale capable of striking back against the whalers was taken for granted. When they were harvesting whales in the middle of the ocean, a monster whale appeared that fiercely attacked and sank the Essex ship.

The Mirror Never Lies

The Mirror Never Lies

Homeland production film that takes the theme of the life of fishermen in eastern Indonesia. Choosing Wakatobi as the shooting location for this film, the film The Mirror Never Lies tells the story of a boy named Pakis who always waits for his father, a Bajo fisherman, to come to the sea village of Wakatobi. In addition to presenting the beautiful scenery of Wakatobi, this film also describes the life of the Bajo fishing community and its philosophies.

The Fisherman

The Fisherman

Next up is the sci-fi-themed film The Fisherman. Tells the story of a fisherman named Wong, who has to work extra hard to catch fish in the ocean. In order to survive and pay the ship’s rent to the ship’s owner, Wong finally experienced an extraordinary incident while fishing on the high seas. While catching fish, Wong came across a very fierce sea monster.

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It


Regarding fishermen who work fishing, the film A River Runs Through It is a drama film adapted from Norman Maclean’s novel. Tells the story of two boys named Norman and Paul, who grew up differently. When there is a problem Norman is known as a calm person while Paul is more rebellious. Although their nature is like heaven and earth, these two brothers have the same hobby, namely fishing. The beautiful scenery in western Montana, United States seen in this film even made the film, starring Brad Pitt, get the Best Cinematography award from the Oscar film award event.

Low & Clear

Low & Clear

Low and Clear is a documentary film by Kahlil Hudson and Tyler Hughen. The film, which was released in 2012, showcases the beauty of the American landscape. This 81-minute film tells the story of the bond between two men who work as fishermen or fish anglers. What’s interesting about this film is that it describes in detail and in an interesting way the art of nimble fishing in the middle of the British Columbia river.

Natuna Island, Heaven for Fishing

natuna island

Friends, do you know, where is Natuna Island?

Natuna Island is part of the Riau Archipelago Province in the Sumatra region.

Do you know? Natuna Island has abundant natural wealth, especially the wealth of the sea. It turns out that Natuna’s wealth is not only due to its marine life, lo. What are the natural resources on Natuna Island, right?

Come on, let’s find out!

The Natuna Sea Area is Vast and Rich in Marine Life

Natuna Island is an island group consisting of the islands of Bunguran, Sedanau, Mindai, Pulau Laut, and Pulau Tiga. This island cluster is included in the Natuna Regency area, which we know as the Natuna region.

In Natuna Regency, there is one more island cluster beside the Natuna Island Cluster, namely the Serasan Island Cluster which consists of the islands of Serasan, Subi Besar, and Subi Besar. The Natuna region borders the territorial waters of neighboring countries. Natuna is known for its natural wealth. Just imagine, Natuna has about 99 percent of the sea area! This makes the potential of the Natuna sea very large.

Due to the vast sea area, Natuna is also a habitat for thousands of species of fish and other marine beings. The types of marine life there are also very diverse, friends. Therefore, many fishermen go to the sea there to catch fish.

The Most Catched Types of Fish in Natuna

natuna fish

Although the marine wealth is very large, fishermen must comply with the applicable fishing rules, namely catching fish within the allowed limits. So, not all fish living in Natuna can be caught. This is done so that the preservation of nature is maintained, friends.

In Natuna, the most caught types of fish are pelagic fish and demersal fish. Pelagic fish are fish that live on the surface of the water and have a depth of about 0-200 meters below sea level. This type of fish lives in groups.

There are small pelagic fish and there are large ones. For example, large pelagic fish include Tuna, Swordfish, Marlin, Skip-jack, and Mackerel. While examples of small pelagic fish are Selar fish, Anchovies, Kembung, and Tuna.

Well, and for demersal fish, are kind of fish that mostly live on the seabed to find food and breed.

In addition to the two types of fish, there are many other types of fish and other marine products that can be found there, such as grouper, mackerel, whitefish, tiger prawns, crabs, squid, and cuttlefish.

Other Natural Wealth in Natuna

In addition to being a habitat for various marine biota, Natuna also has natural gas reserves under the sea. This natural gas is useful as a source of energy for generating electricity.

In fact, there are so many gas reserves that are referred to as giant gas reserves in the Asia Pacific region. Natuna also has large oil reserves in the sea. There we can visit beaches and headlands that are beautiful and clean. Some of them are Cemaga Beach, Batu Madu, Tanjung Datuk and Tanjung Senubing.

Don’t forget to also visit the mangrove forest at the mouth of the Semitan River and see the various fauna in the mangrove forest. We can also visit small islands, one of which is Senua Island which is the habitat of a rare primate called Kekah. Presbytis Natunae or Kekah can only be found in Natuna.

Wow, that’s a lot, huh, for Natuna’s natural wealth?