Agriculture and fishing

Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

National Committee Approves 2020-2022 Fisheries Management Plan

The national committee on fisheries policy has approved the 2020-2022 fisheries management plan, which is designed to ensure the development of a more sustainable and fishery sector, and the second national plan of action on IUU (NPOA-IUU).The committee also endorsed measures that will ensure the ...

NNT Reporter

IEAT sets up relief funds to help fishermen

The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) has set up two relief funds in a bid to calm fishermen demanding compensation for the environmental impact caused by land reclamation under IEAT’s third phase of the Map Ta Phut deep-sea port project in Rayong.The authority also ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s subsidies are now the biggest threat to its fisheries

In recent weeks my newsfeeds have been abuzz with conversations, reviews and watch parties for the new Netflix documentary Seaspiracy. I have several issues with the film, notably on the distinction between commercial on small-scale fisheries, the debate on marine plastics campaigns, and several spurious ...

Migrant school closures fuel child labour in Thai seafood industry

Chit Su has been stuck at home peeling crabs with her grandmother since her school for Burmese migrants closed last year in southern Thailand. Even working together, they make less than a daily minimum wage.Ten such schools in Ranong province shut after an August 2019 ...

Fisheries department seeks to boost bass exports to China to tackle oversupply

The Department of Fisheries is discussing with foreign partners possibilities for export of Thai bass, a type of fish found in rivers and seas, to Chinese markets that still have high demand to alleviate the oversupply problem in Thailand.Wicharn Ingsrisawang, the department deputy director-general, said: ...

The Nation Reporter

Fisheries body sends SOS to PM, says IUU regulations destroying Thai fishing

The National Fisheries Association of Thailand has urged the government to solve the problem of IUU (Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing) that has been going on for more than six years, and has forced fishermen in 22 provinces to sell more than 2,500 fishing boats.In ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand’s seafood slavery: Why the abuse of fishermen just won't go away

Despite the efforts of the government, exploitation in Thai fisheries still occurs owing to lax inspections, the withholding of wages and evasive reflagging of vessels, the programme Undercover Asia finds out.Aung Ye Tun was just 17 years old when he was tricked and forced to ...

Desmond Ng

Group threatens rally over fishing quotas

A group of trawler owners yesterday vowed to stage a big rally in Bangkok if the Department of Fisheries is adamant on imposing new fishing quotas, a move to appease the European Union after it called on the kingdom to follow sustainable measures in the ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Fishers turn to technology to make ends meet

Unlike the thousands made jobless and hungry by the Covid-19 crisis, many families who rely on traditional fishing methods for a living in coastal provinces still manage to put some food on their tables.However, the pandemic has hit their pockets hard. They can no longer ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Effort on IUU sees ships get sea room

The Department of Fisheries has a plan to allow the first batch of at least 20 trawlers to catch fish outside the country’s sovereign territorial waters by next year after a “yellow card” from the European Union (EU) over Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU) ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

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