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Checked that The Samae San Fishing Vessels Stop Did Not Affect The Coral Reefs

On 10th February, 2022, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources by Coastal Resources Office No.2 (Chonburi) received a complaint from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources website in case a fishing vessels moored and sank may affect coral reefs therefore went to the area to inspect It was found that there were 4 fishing vessels, namely W. Chokchai Nawee, W. Chokchai Nawee 9, Chok Ratanapreeda and an unknown vessels moored in Samaesan Subdistrict, Sattahip District, Chonburi Province.

The coordinates are about 250 meters from the coast, so we have coordinated the Pattaya Regional Harbor Office to check the origin of the vessels found that it is a fishing vessels that has been canceled according to the Head of the National Council for Peace and Order No. 53/2016 dated 9th September, 2016 on solving the problem of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and out of control. which the vessels owner has notified the mooring point to the responsible authorities in the area.

Later, coordinated with the Foundation for Marine Science and Conservation Activities and Samaesarn diving group go diving to investigate damage to coral reefs found that the area looks like a rock therefore does not affect the natural coral reef ecosystem and coral reefs that have been planted and restored in any way.

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