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Ordered to Manage the Problem of Fish Traps to Destroy Coral Reef Areas

Updated: Nov 5

“The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment ordered to manage the problem of fish traps to destroy the coral reef. The law handles the maximum offenders The Department of the Marine Corps urges to announce measures to ban fisheries in 17 coral reef sites”.


The problem of fishing tools and equipment is drowning under the sea, especially in coral reef areas. It is part of accelerating the degradation of coral resources. Marine ecosystems are affected over the long term. In this regard, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Urgently ordered the relevant departments to find corrective measures. By assigning the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Closely monitored Before the rocky area under the sea Will become a dump under the sea. That has deteriorated May cause the loss of dive sites And enhance the marine ecosystem rapidly.

By the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Preparing to issue orders for the protection of coral resources in the underwater boulders in 6 provinces and 17 areas expected to come into effect by April. With a severe sentence, imprisonment for up to 1 year, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand baht or both.

The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Has ordered the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources to collect fish traps. Which is a problem with marine litter also causing damage to corals Dead coral can be broken. It also provides a policy to find guidelines and measures to control, supervise and prevent these incidents. Both public relations Developing a mechanism for community and fishermen participation, including law enforcement. Which has accelerated the monitoring of the operation all the time If any areas might be affected in this way To set measures to be the same standard In addition, it has also been assigned to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. In the supervision and integration of related agencies Because of this, many departments have to take care of it and reiterated that we would not be selfish on the reef, Never leave any pieces of rope, nets or fishing gear out of the sea, where fishing gear can be bought at any time, But the coral and the integrity of the sea of ​​Thailand You can't find a replacement anywhere else.

Reference: www.chiangmainews.co.th, Environment











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