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Department of Fisheries announced! Closing the inner Gulf of Thailand for the year 2021

Updated: Jul 6

The Department of Fisheries has announced measures to manage resources during the spawning, spawning and embryo feeding periods. in the inner Gulf of Thailand in 2 periods: Phase 1: Between June 15 - August 15 and Phase 2: Between August 1 - September 30, 2021, covering some areas of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao and Chonburi


Reveals the results of academic studies confirm that Applicable measures consistent with the life cycle of mackerel able to restore aquatic resources sustainably therefore asking for cooperation from the fishermen Please strictly follow the law. and to cooperate with the government in order to manage the country's fishery resources for sustainability.

Deputy Director-General of the Department of Fisheries said that the Department of Fisheries announced two measures to close the Gulf of Thailand for the year 2021 as follows:

• Phase 1: June 15 - August 15, 2021 in the fishing area of ​​the Gulf of Thailand in the west coast, some parts of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Samut Songkhram and Samut Sakhon, starting from Hua Hin District Prachuap Khiri Khan Province and ends at Muang District Samut Sakhon Province Covering an area of ​​approximately 2,350 square kilometers


• Phase 2: August 1 - September 30, 2021 in the fishing area of ​​the inner Gulf of Thailand. part of the north of Samut Sakhon Province Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao and Chonburi, starting from Amphoe Mueang Samut Sakhon Province and ends at Sriracha District Chonburi It covers an area of ​​approximately 1,650 square kilometers.


Overall, the closure of the bay led to an increase in overall economic fishing results from the increase of surface fish stocks. The Department of Fisheries would like to thank all the fishermen for their cooperation with the government in implementing the closure measures in the Inner Gulf of Thailand. until the sea regains its abundance as before Therefore, it can be confirmed that the measures to manage aquatic animal resources during the spawning, spawning and embryo feeding seasons The inner Gulf of Thailand contributes to an increase in marine animal populations and helps restore marine life resources. Another obvious aspect is the matter of unity. cooperation When the government takes action and the people's sector responds to support, it will lead to success. Driving the management of resource utilization to balance the production capacity of nature, aquatic animals and the sustainability of fishery occupations.


Information from: https://www4.fisheries.go.th/local/index.php/main/view_activities/1210/108016

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