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Phuket fishing exclusion-zone maps get overhaul

PHUKET: Maps showing coastal fishing-exclusion zones are being updated to accurately show areas where it is illegally to fish commercially to prevent trawlers from Phuket’s fishing fleet from plying waters in protected areas.

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 7 June 2018, 12:04PM


Existing maps provided to commercial fishing boats all along the Andaman coast are confusing with borders incorrectly marked, the Phuket office of the Fisheries Department explained at a meeting held yesterday (June 6).

At the meeting were Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung, Phuket Provincial Commercial Office Chief Decha Phetwong and Phuket Fisheries Chief Kowit Kao-ian were present to discuss the issue.

“The Ministerial Regulation on Coastal Zones issued in May 2017 shows the fishing exclusion zones in Chonburi, Trat, Phang Nga, Ranong, Satun, Surat Thani and Phuket provinces,” V/Gov Prakob said,

“However, the maps do not clearly show exactly where the borders for these zones are, which is resulting in fishermen being confused and fishing in areas where they think they are allowed, all because the maps say so. This creates confusion and fishermen cannot follow the law if it is not clear,” he said. (To see the full ministerial regulation with maps, click here.)

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Department of Fisheries officials in Bangkok have been tasked with updating the maps for fishing-exclusion zones around Phuket with the correct information, V/Gov Prakob explained.

Once the maps have been updated, public meetings will be held to inform the public, he added.

“When the time comes, we will announce to the public when and where the public meetings will be held,” V/Gov Prakob said.

 

 

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Kurt | 09 June 2018 - 06:14:37

Seeing the maps make you laugh. Typical thai confusing nonsense patching of non fishing zones, not checkable. Giving deliberately room for fishing misunderstandings. Any way, no officials and boats to patrol all these patches of non fishing zones.  Think big! Make one large non fishing area.

BenPendejo | 07 June 2018 - 22:49:07

It is no wonder that Thailand's fishingindustry has been flagged as not meeting international standards.  The officials in charge can't even draw a clear, accurate and understandable map for crissakes.  The lack of professional capabilities throughout Thailand's government offices is a travesty.

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