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Corals in lower Gulf of Thailand in great condition, survey shows

The condition of corals in the lower Gulf of Thailand ranged from medium to perfect, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said on Saturday.The department made the observation after studying the situation in Koh Lao Pi and Kong Hin Lao Pi in Pattani province ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai Fisheries Imposes Fishing Ban on the Gulf of Thailand

Thailand’s Fisheries Department has imposed a fishing ban in the annual closure of the Gulf of Thailand. Above all to allow marine animals to recover their numbers.Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on said during the three-month fishing is banned in parts of the Gulf. Covering ...

Fisheries Dept to close beaches in eight provinces for marine rehabilitation

Fisheries Department Director General Adisorn Phromthep said his agency will temporarily close the Gulf of Thailand’s Alphabet Kor area for the rehabilitation of aquatic animals off eight provinces. A survey found aquatic animals suitably rehabilitated and after previous temporary closures of the same areas.Keep reading ...

B200bn Southern Corridor plan gets nod

The cabinet has approved in principle the Southern Economic Corridor (SEC), a scheme to link the Andaman Sea, the Gulf of Thailand and countries along the Indian Ocean rim.The SEC is estimated to cost at least 200 billion baht, which will mostly be spent on ...

Experts expect only minor coral bleaching this year

Coral reefs in Thailand are currently facing the onset of widespread but mild coral bleaching, as some reefs in both the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand show symptoms of heat stress. Tourists are meanwhile encouraged to observe signs of coral bleaching and report them ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Alarm raised as Thailand drowns in plastic trash

In February last year, a patch of plastic trash almost 10 kilometres long was seen floating off the coast of the Gulf of Thailand in Chumpon province, prompting a wake-up call about the plastic pollution problem which has become increasingly serious in recent years.Keep reading ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

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