MAMA USI & HER DAUGHTER CATHRINA
Mama Usi & her daughter Cathrina are ‘Ikan Assar’ fish smokers in Jaiyapura, West Papua. Their family originally come from Biak, the largest island in the Cenderawashi Bay. As islanders fishing, cooking & preservation traditions for seafood have been passed down over generations but only recently have they used their heritage to make a living in the city. Papoea by Nature is proud to source our ‘Ikan Assar’ directly from Mama.