Thailand faces massive test in its efforts to crack down illegal fishing

The Thai government’s determination to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing has brought about fruitful outcomes – but its tough reforms have ignited protests from affected fishermen.The European Union in January 2019 removed its yellow card from Thailand, which it received for a lack ...

Toan Dao

Thai Government Pledges to Protect Fisheries Reforms

Deputy Prime Minister, General Prawit Wongsuwan, has committed Thailand to protect and build on recent fisheries reforms during a meeting with the Environmental Justice Foundation’s Executive Director, Steve Trent.For the past five years, EJF has worked closely with the Royal Thai Government to eradicate the ...

Marine Department impresses with tech

Among the government agencies that use technology to improve their public services and ease of doing business, the Marine Department seems to have won the most accolades, cinching the Public Sector Excellence Award for public services conferred this month by the Office of the Public ...

Chatrudee Theparat

Police, Fisheries Dept launch special operation against illegal fishing

Police and the Department of Fisheries have jointly launched a special operation against illegal fishing off Ranong province. Given such operations are conducted in line with the government’s policy to meet an ASEAN position on the issue, illegal fishing in Thai waters is sure to ...

Tewit Kemtong

Department of Fisheries receives complaints about IUU regulations

Since the government and relevant sectors have stepped up their efforts to suppress illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and have the country removed from the yellow-card status imposed on it by the European Union (EU), another issue has arisen with domestic fishing operators voicing ...

Praphorn Praphornkul

UN agencies urge stronger efforts to stop illegal fishing

Major United Nations agencies are urging major fishing nations to join efforts to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing as an activist warns that Thai vessels are being registered overseas to bypass the kingdom’s tough new laws.Keep reading ...

Government assures IUU measures

The government has assured that IUU measures have been taken properly and advised a political party to thoroughly check out information pertaining to the issue.Keep watching ...

Peace not on horizon in Asean’s fishing wars

Indonesia’s decision to sink a dozen fishing boats on Saturday is a reminder for Asean that illegal fishing is a serious region problem that requires concrete solutions, not more meetings and lip service. Theft from the South China Sea and our region’s other waters is ...

The Nation Reporter

Make fishing sustainable

The lifting this week of the yellow-card sanction imposed by the European Union (EU) shows that efforts to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) in Thailand have really paid off. However, much work is still needed to assist affected fishermen, especially the small-scale ones, ...

Strict rules still hampering fisheries

Even though the European Union has delisted Thailand from its yellow-card status, much needs to be done to reverse the plight of the fishing sector affected by “overly stringent” regulations issued to fight illegal fishing, the president of the Pattani Fishery Association says. Phubet Chantanimi ...

Assawin Pakkawan

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