Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 14 Life below water

Banking on the sea

Fishing is big business in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The industry supports a millions of people in the region and accounts for some 10 per cent of total global fisheries production every year.But the region’s success as a seafood exporter has ...

Protecting the seas

Several projects are carried out to assess marine resources within the national marine boundary that benefit coastal provinces.The project is aimed at protecting our marine interests. The ultimate goal is to make our ocean and marine lives sustainable. The goal is in line with the ...

Jetjaras Na Ranong

Needed: an ecosystem of partners to support ocean health

It is estimated that approximately three billion people around the world rely on seafood for their primary source of protein, making flourishing oceans an integral part of the global commons and healthy living worldwide. There has also been a paradigm shift in consumer attitudes to ...

Freezing the damage

Having travelled around the world, including to the Arctic and Antarctic, to observe, collect and study specimens with a mission to save the deteriorating planet from climate change, marine scientist Assoc Prof Suchana Chavanich and her team now have a new job description. “We are ...

Arusa Pisuttipan

NRCT expands Thai Ocean Waste Free campaign

The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) has taken charge of efforts to reduce marine waste with the Thai Ocean Waste Free campaign, at the government’s initiation.The campaign will target not only waste and debris in the ocean but also residues and toxins, in an ...

SDGs In Action: How Thai Union is achieving Goal 14 - Life Below Water

Oceans cover around three-quarters of the Earth’s surface and contain 97% of the water available across the globe. Humanity depends on the oceans for everyday necessities, ranging from access to drinking water and food, the oxygen in the air we breathe and as trade routes ...

UN for first time places day’s focus on threats to undersea ecosystem

The United Nations has identified over-fishing and islands of plastic pollution as the major threats not only to ocean biodiversity but also to the livelihoods of billions of people who rely on bountiful seas.The importance of marine biodiversity to the global economy and food security ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

ASEAN tackle marine debris

In term of the environment issues, ASEAN has focused on the marine debris pollution which the sources of marine waste come from ASEAN countries.  This year, Thailand will play the important role to cooperate with other ASEAN member in order to manage the marine pollution.Keep ...

Thailand to host ASEM Meeting on “Sustainable Marine Environment: Marine Debris”

Thailand, as a member of the Asia – Europe Meeting (ASEM), will host an ASEM Meeting on “Sustainable Marine Environment: Marine Debris” on 3 August 2018 at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. The meeting aims to promote cooperation and exchange best practices between ...

6th Marine Science Conference focusing on better management and value of marine resources

Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is presenting how it intends to use research to manage better and enhance the value of Thailand’s marine resources at the 6th Marine Science Conference taking place in Bangsaen of Chonburi. Keep reading ...

Itiporn Lakarnchua

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