North Sumatra, Kampung Kurnia Belawan, Fishing Village
Fisherman Village at Kampung Kurnia Belawan
Anyone would know salted fish. This kind dried fish is becoming popular for the community as a diet supplement. A massive number of market demands for this dried fish make the opportunities in this bussiness will keep growing and never dies.
Kampung Kurnia, which located in Belawan Bahari village in Medan Belawan sub district, is one amongts many other village or region in Belawan that producing salted fish. Most of the villagers of Kampung Kurnia run this salted fish bussiness nowadays since the 90’s.
But hereditary, Kampung Kurnia Belawan villagers basicly are a small-scale fishermen who using nets that called Pukat Langgai as their equipment for fishing.
Kampung Kurnia fishermen usually heading to the open sea each afternoon at approximately 16.00 pm and returned to Tangkahan in the following morning at about 07.00 pm.
Located on the edge of the Belmera (Belawan Medan Tanjung Morawa) highway, along the waters of the Deli River, there these fisherman lived in their small houses that looks more like a bleak box with shingled roof that made from nipa palm. In that house, these fishermen and their families sleep together and coincidedly, like the fate of the salted fish that dried in the sun-row lined up in the yard.