Fishing Ban Comes Into Force

Thailand has banned large scale fishing until September 2017. This is nothing new for the fishing industry, for the Department of Fisheries declare the ban on an annual basis in order to preserve aquatic life.

The ban prohibits any large scale fishing in the fresh waters of the nation from May 16th till September 15th, which is when fish breed and lay their eggs.

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There are ten provinces who are are permitted to advertise their own bans, solely because their climates differ from the majority of the country.

They are listed as Phang Nga, Nakhon Nayok, Lampang, Lamphun, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nong Bua Lamphu, Khon Kaen, Udon Ratchathani, Narathiwat and Phatthalung.

Fishing is still allowed using home made fish traps only.

Anyone caught breaking the law can face a 50,000 baht fine or five times the value of the fish they have in their possession.

Source : thaivisa.com

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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