Gorontalo Fishermen Knowledge Studies Related to Astronomy and the Movement of Fish in Tomini Bay

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Verrianto Madjowa
Abdul Hafidz Olii
Alfi Sahri Remi Baruadi


Tomini Gulf coast inhabited by various ethnic groups in Indonesia, one of Gorontalo. The coastal area Gorontalo Tomini Bay stretches from the border Bone Bolango - Mongondow Bolaang South (North Sulawesi) to Pouhuwato - Parigi Moutong (Central Sulawesi). The purpose of this research for the inventory of local knowledge Gorontalo related to astronomy and movement of pelagic fish in the Gulf of Tomini. Based on this research, there is local wisdom that still retained fishermen off the coast of Gorontalo, Tomini, like the seasons, currents and astronomy (astrology). Fishermen off the coast of Gorontalo, Tomini, referring to the constellation as a direction and a benchmark in the utilization of fishery resources.

Collecting data in this study done by observation and interviews with several respondents fishermen. Respondents were determined by purposive sampling (intentionally). Data collection for this study from September 2017 until February 2019. Similarly Discussion Forum Focus (Focus Group Discussion, FGD) in several places on local wisdom for the season, currents and  astronomy.

Tomini, gorontalo, astronomy, movement fish.

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Madjowa, V., Olii, A. H., & Baruadi, A. S. R. (2020). Gorontalo Fishermen Knowledge Studies Related to Astronomy and the Movement of Fish in Tomini Bay. Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, 6(2), 41-49. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajfar/2020/v6i230095
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