FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket Governor urges stricter enforcement of coral protection measures

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong yesterday (Feb 16) convened a meeting of government officials where he urges strict enforcement of coral protection laws on Racha Island, south of Phuket.

marinenatural-resourcespollutiontourismThe Phuket News

Saturday 17 February 2018, 04:39PM

The meeting, held at the Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment Phuket, was attended by Phuket Vice Governor Thawornwat Kongkaew, Director of the Phuket Marine and Coastal Resources Management Office Watcharin Thintalang and other government officials.

Gov Norraphat said, “Coral resources in Racha Yai Island and Racha Noi Island are damaged. The cause of this damage is coral bleaching and tourism activities. Measures have been enacted to make sure that this coral is being protected.

"These protection measures are aimed at preventing boat anchors from being dropped on coral, collecting garbage, preventing tourists from stepping on coral and to stop wastewater from being released into the sea.

“This meeting to is to make sure that the law is being enforced. There are still some people and tourists who are unaware of the damage they are doing to coral. So we have continue to enforce these measure and in some cases enforce the measures even more strictly,” Gov Norraphat added.



Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters

Fascinated | 18 February 2018 - 09:21:49

Ahh- those naughty tourists at it again. They are at the heart of all the problems in Thailand (other than those that can be blamed on the naughty Burmese) aren't they!

BenPendejo | 17 February 2018 - 23:25:40

The root cause of much of the damage is simply too many boats and tour operators, with nobody there to manage, monitor or oversee their actions. Most of the people getting caught are getting caught by responsible divers and dive boat operators. Boat drivers (I won't call them captains) and tour operators that get caught simply point the finger at clueless tourists, which is standard Thai respo...


Phuket community
Storm lashes Phuket

Seems you have made the same mistake as your competitor newspaper. Wind speeds of 16 km/hr?? Don'...(Read More)

Phuket student takes on survey of public transport, tuk-tuk and taxi fares

I applaud this students initiative and PN for their help. 50 responses should not be a problem. So...(Read More)

Thailand leads MICE surge

Did I miss something? What is this self promoting MICE thing? Passing by all the life threatening...(Read More)

Court seizes B21m more from former Pheu Thai MP, B168mn already seized

Well, some more years the tables will be turned. Then the ex junta generals go to face the same. Aft...(Read More)

Concerns over Phuket wild monkeys as they risk entering homes to steal food

It looks like deporting monkeys to these small islands is a artificial creation of quick natural sta...(Read More)

Government incapable of ending graft, says poll

This Junta Government has all the instruments to end grafts as it is strong in power by side-lining ...(Read More)

Rainbow Warrior arrives in Phuket with a clear message

"Greenpeace's unsolicited & un-needed advice?" Unsolicited, sure, the last thing ...(Read More)

Concerns over Phuket wild monkeys as they risk entering homes to steal food

Curious to see what happens when they dump large batches of monkeys on these uninhabited islands wit...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: Window dressing

Phukets's tourism success far outstrips the government's ability to manage it. The industry...(Read More)