Published: February 07, 2020
Fifteen supermarkets and buyers in the US, UK and EU have sent a letter to Chalermchai Sreeon, Minister of Agricultural and Cooperatives, as well as the Royal Thai embassies abroad, praising Thailand for its progress in reforming the fishery industry and rectifying key pieces of legislation which have resulted in positive developments in its fishing practices.
Published: October 28, 2019
The president of Fisheries Association of Songkhla province, Suradej Nilubon, has said that the country's fisheries industry will definitely be affected by the US suspension of the trade benefits for Thailand under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
Published: July 02, 2019
The National Fisheries Association has urged the Thai government to take strong action to protect short-bodied mackerel, which are “near extinction”. The association points to what they say is the illegal use of submerged gill nets along coastal areas during the egg-laying season.
Published: June 06, 2019
The Fisheries Department joined the Royal Thai Police (RTP) organised a workshop in Phuket's Muang district on Thursday to provide training on fisheries laws to around 200 representatives of piers and fishing associations in Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi, Phuket, Trang and Satun.
Published: January 27, 2019
THE LABOUR MINISTER recently met with fisheries-related agencies and representatives of fishermen ahead of Thailand’s January 30 submission to become the first Asian nation to ratify the C188 Work in Fishing Convention despite protests from some in the industry.
Published: May 19, 2018
THE CAPTAINS OF two trawlers accused of having fished an endangered pregnant whale shark off the coast of Phuket potentially face a heavy fine of up to Bt3 million and confiscation of their vessels, according to authorities.