Govt gets tough in bid to protect coral reefs

27.09.2020 - 00:06

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has issued two orders prohibiting fishing and other activities that can harm coral reefs in four southern provinces and the "Maldives of Thailand" -- Phayam Island. The department's director-general, Sopon Thongdee said the orders to protect coral reefs and marine resources cover Surat Thani, Pattani, Phangnga and Krabi as well as Phayam Island in Ranong.

(Environment, Thailand)

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