"That Man Should Be Awarded": Photos as Nigerian Fisherman Catches Giant Sea Mammal, Flaunts it

"That Man Should Be Awarded": Photos as Nigerian Fisherman Catches Giant Sea Mammal, Flaunts it

  • A fisherman in a Rivers state community of Ogbolobolo, Ahoada West LGA has caught a massive sea creature
  • The excited fisherman was mobbed by people in his community in celebration of his huge slow-moving catch
  • The CEO of Gaspar Farms and an expert in sea creatures, Okehi Tobechukwu Emmanuel, has shed light on why a manatee was found in Ogbolobolo community

An unidentified Rivers state fisherman has caught a giant sea creature.

NigerDelta Insider shared pictures of the massive catch on Facebook alongside the jubilant fisherman.

Ogbolobolo community in Ahoada West LGA, Rivers State, giant sea mammal, manatee
The huge catch was made in Ogbolobolo community in Ahoada West LGA, Rivers State. Photo Credit: NigerDelta Insider
Source: Facebook

According to the media outlet, the big catch is a manatee, named Asanima in the local dialect, and was done by the man who hails from Ogbolobolo community in Ahoada West LGA, Rivers State.

It was reported that the fisherman was celebrated by people in his community for the catch.

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As seen in the pictures shared, the fisherman sat on the manatee with a soft drink in hand while people gathered around him.

Legit.ng messaged NigerDelta Insider in a bid to verify its source but the media outlet is yet to respond as of the time of this report.

What is a manatee?

According to National Geographic, manatees are large, slow-moving animals that frequent coastal waters and rivers. These attributes make them vulnerable to hunters seeking their hides, oil, and bones.

Manatee numbers declined throughout the last century, mostly because of hunting pressure.

Expert shares why a manatee was found in Rivers

Reacting to the massive catch, Okehi Tobechukwu Emmanuel, the CEO of Gaspar Farms, said the manatee is an endangered species that needs to be protected.

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According to him, it is rare for such to be seen in such an area and attributed its appearance to the sea creature finding the place habitable. In his words:

"It is rare to be seen but I think the manatee commonly referred to as the sea cow is an endangered species that needs to be protected.
"For it to be found, that means it has been inhabiting in the river for quite a long time now as it has found its food which is sea grass and there is no disturbance of boat and ship in the river."

Tobechuwu called on the government to conserve the river in which the manatee was found in

"I think the government should make an effort to conserve the river in which the sea cow was found because the river is healthy for the manatee to habit in.
"These are endangered species that need to be protected."

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People advocate for such sea creatures to be preserved

Piriye Dobini said:

"These are species to be preserved because they are going into extinction. Let us protect our environment please."

Nathaniel A. Ngerebara said:

"Living things like this should not be killed, but preserved!"

Umanah Iniodu said:

"We caught the small one last week for my side, very sweet and tasty ."

Dickson Dibiah said:

"Hunger....Nothing like protection of wild life Again in Nigeria."

Raphael Nwokama said:

"Well-done brotherman, wishing you many more wins IJN."

Richman Igwe Uzuobor said:

"That man should be awarded the best fisherman ever liveth in this part of the world ."

Deborah Abbey said:

"Seals should be preserved in our area and not killed and eaten. I come in peace oooo."

Dagogo Achese said:

"This particular sea mammal is almost in extinction, we need to preserve some of these things for future generations to come."

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Man catches giant fish

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a lucky man also caught a giant fish.

In a TikTok clip that has amassed over two million views, the lucky man walked with the massive fish on his shoulders.

People watched curiously as he walked past them like a victor from the war front. He got to a point and dropped the giant fish on the ground.

Its length left netizens stunned. People wondered how the catch was made, as some others argued that it must be an expensive fish.

Source: Legit.ng

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