New rules stink, say fishermen

Samut Songkhram is the smallest province in the country, but has been known as a hub for Thailand’s fishing industry for decades. The province has a 23km shoreline, dotted with fishing piers. Along its are food processing plants, and it is only an hour’s drive ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Special Economic Zone plan for Trat province raises concerns of pollution, loss of coastal livelihoods

In 2015, the Government of Thailand launched a plan that designates 10 border provinces as “Special Economic Zones (SEZs)”. Trat, situated adjacent to Cambodia, is one of the 10. Specifically, Mairut together with Khlong Yai and Hat Lek sub-districts have been earmarked as the eastern ...

Phurinat Chotiwan

Fishing for migrant labour with MoUs

Myanmar has expressed an interest in sending 42,000 workers to fill vacancies in the commercial fishing sector, according to Labour Minister Pol Gen Adul Sangsingkeo. Speaking after his return from a visit in Myanmar where he met Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population Thein ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Floods of foreign boats bedevil reform

Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya will meet officials after the Songkran holidays to address a fresh dispute over allegedly illegal fishing caused by trawlers whose ownership is unclear. Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

EU satisfied with Thailand’s crusade against IUU

The European Union (EU) has voiced satisfaction with Thailand’s crusade against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), says Deputy Prime Minister Gen Chatchai Sarikalya. Gen Chatchai disclosed the EU was pleased with the country’s efforts to suppress IUU, especially the catch traceability system, adding some ...

Vipaporn Pooritanasarn

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