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

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

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

Thailand unfair in penalties for fisheries violations: Mongkol

Mongkol Sukcharoenkhana, the president of the Fisheries of Thailand Association, on Thursday, told Thansettakij online news that Thailand has penalised his industry with heavier fines for fisheries violations than other nearby countries have imposed on their fisheries sector after receiving a “yellow card” from the ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt gathers fishermen's suggestions to address their issues

The Thai government has been undertaking various measures to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing by enforcing laws in accordance with international standards. However, some new fishing regulations affect local fishermen, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is sending out officials to follow ...

Fisheries leaders threaten protests in the capital

The National Fisheries Association of Thailand is threatening protests in the capital if the new government ignores its demand to revise strict rules and regulations on trawlers and their crews. “If these laws aren’t changed, the fishermen will head to Bangkok and camp out in ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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 ...

Thailand leads Asia-Pacific in improving fishers lives

Thailand has become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to ratify an international treaty designed to bolster the living and working conditions onboard commercial fishing vessels.Thailand Labour Minister, Police General Adul Sangsingkeo, presented the signed Work in Fishing Convention No 188, 2007 (WIFC) to ...

John Le Fevre

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

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, ...

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