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  • Thailand News

    Yearly rotational fishing ban begins in Gulf of Thailand

    The Department of Fisheries initiated its yearly cycle of rotational fishing ban in the Gulf of Thailand, extending until September. The restriction starts at the Khao Mong Lai coast in Prachuab Khiri Khan, extending to the Don Sak district in Surat Thani, effective from today until May 15. Following this, the prohibition will shift to the stretch between Khao Ta…

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    Reeling it in: Fisheries Dept hooks attention with temporary fishing ban in Gulf of Thailand’s Tua Kor area

    The Fisheries Department announced there will be a temporary fishing ban implemented in the Tua Kor area of the Gulf of Thailand. The decision was made as a direct result of the substantial rise in the amount of fish caught for commercial purposes in the area. The amount of fish that was caught each day in 2022 averaged out to…

  • Business News

    Fishermen say they will protest fishing bans off Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

    Fishermen in Nakhon Si Thammarat are warning of mass protests against the provincial governor if he doesn’t act and allow them to fish legally in the seas off the provincial coast. The south Thailand fishermen say they’re being harassed by fishery officials. 500 local fishermen gathered yesterday to air their grievances to the newly elected Palang Pracharat MP for the…

  • Phuket NewsAnnual fishing ban to protect tuna stocks | Thaiger

    Annual fishing ban to protect tuna stocks

    PHUKET: In a bid to protect declining tuna stocks in Phang Nga Bay, the Department of Fisheries has threatened to fine and confiscate the fishing equipment of any boatmen found bottom trawling or fishing in protected areas with nets smaller than allowed by regulations.From April 15 to June 15, all “otter trawlers” (those that trawl the sea floor) and trawlers…

  • Phuket News

    Ban on fishing in Andaman Sea begins April 1

    It’s that time of year again when the oceans need a break from humans in order to recover and regrow. Along the Andaman sea, fishing restrictions will be implemented for a three-month period from April 1 to June 30. The restrictions will cover the coastline of four provinces on the Andaman in an effort to allow fish stocks to recover.…

  • Thailand News

    Rights groups urge United States to ban fishing nets made by Thai prisoners

    A December investigation by the the Thomson Reuters foundation discovered that jails across Thailand are illegally forcing prisoners to make fishing nets for private companies, including those that export to the United States. Former prisoners Reuters interviewed said guards beat them, disallowed them to shower, and pushed back their release dates if they didn’t meet strict targets. Now, Thai and…

  • Phuket News

    Large vessels banned from fishing during spawning season

    PHUKET: Large fishing vessels will be banned from working in the southern Andaman Sea during the spawning season, from April 1 to June 30, the Fisheries Department announced yesterday. About 4,696 square kilometers of fishing space will be closed off in Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi and Trang. “According to our research, most marine life in the Andaman breeds between April…

  • Phuket News

    Similan “spearfishing boat’ banned from national park

    PHUKET: The Similan Island’s liveaboard diving boat that a group of Hong Kong spearfishermen used during their recent hunting excursion has been banned from entering the national park for 30 days. Photos of Hong Kong spear fishermen showing off the bounty they hunted in the waters of the Andaman caused an uproar on social media as those online made allegations…

  • Bangkok News

    Human skeleton found next to Rat Burana office in Bangkok

    A human skeleton was discovered next to the Rat Burana District Office in Bangkok. The body is believed to have been deceased for over a month. A woman is convinced it is her missing relative after identifying a necklace on the remains. At 10am today, residents reported finding a human skeleton in Soi Rat Burana 23, Rat Burana District, Bangkok.…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Drunken Scotsman hit by car after brawl in Pattaya, Bangkok residents seek help for man performing spooky rituals

    In this Thailand video news, Alex and Jay delve into the diverse stories from across Thailand. Beginning with, a man’s nightly rituals involving chanting and lighting candles have raised community concerns over safety and mental health in Bangkok. In Pattaya, a drunken Scotsman sustains a serious head injury after being hit by a car, with authorities investigating the incident. In…

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    Thailand Video News | Beloved Brit found mysteriously dead in hotel room, Rising sea levels lead to considerations to move capital from Bangkok

    In this Thailand video news, Alex and Jay cover the stories from across the country. Beginning with the tragedy, Simon Brown, a 47-year-old from South Wales, was found dead in his hotel room, leaving his family and friends in shock as they face the arduous process of repatriating his body. Meanwhile, in Patong, the accidental death of five-year-old Nbaa Bahnasi…

  • Pattaya News

    Reel trouble: Thai CIB exposes Vietnamese in illegal gulf fishing probe

    The Thai Central Investigative Bureau (CIB) yesterday unveiled details about a group of Vietnamese fishermen allegedly implicated in illegal fishing in the upper Gulf of Thailand. An anonymous Thai fisherman lodged a complaint with the Thai Marine Police about a cluster of boats, operated by unidentified individuals, trespassing in their lawful fishing territory within the upper reaches of the Thai…

  • Thailand News

    Fishing trawler catches fire in Andaman sea, 9 crew rescued

    The Sri Thong Pae 7 fishing trawler was engulfed in flames while refuelling in the Andaman Sea, leading to a rescue operation that saved the lives of nine crew members. The incident occurred early this morning, 15 nautical miles southwest of Koh Surin islands, off Phang Nga. Upon receiving the distress signal at approximately 3.30am, the Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre…

  • Thailand News

    Rayong fishing groups sue Star Petroleum over oil spill devastation

    A class action lawsuit has been initiated by 14 individuals from Rayong, representing fishing groups and local businesses. They are suing Star Petroleum Refining Company (SPRC), the owner of an underwater oil pipeline that ruptured in 2022, claiming that the subsequent major oil spill has devastated their livelihoods. These individuals are part of a local fishing community known as Pak…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man warns locals about perverted ladyboy while fishing

    A Thai man warned locals about a ladyboy he encountered while fishing at the Kok River in the northern province of Chiang Rai. The transwoman appeared naked, offered sex, and masturbated in front of him. The 35 year old Thai man shared pictures of the naked ladyboy on a Facebook group of local fishers in Chiang Rai. “Losing another fishing…

  • Thailand News

    Fishing net tragedy claims life in Sa Kaeo

    A local fishing enthusiast tragically lost his life in Sa Kaeo Province. His body was found entangled in a fishing net in a large pond. The 42 year old man, identified only by his first name, Bannarot, had been missing for a day before his body was discovered today, revealing a poignant scene as his older brother performed a spirit-calling…

  • Thailand News

    Jaws drop in Huay Yai Village as 2-metre crocodile sunbathes by fishing pond

    A 2-metre long crocodile weighing 30 kilogrammes sent villagers in Huay Yai Village, East Pattaya into panic as it casually sunbathed by Taklom Fishing Pond on Sunday, February 4. Locals and news crews flocked to capture the unexpected visitor on video, showcasing the reptile’s playful antics and its remarkable evasive skills during capture attempts. The owner of Taklom Fishing Pond,…

  • Thailand News

    4 year old boy falls to his death from 23rd floor of Bangkok condo

    Tragedy struck the Jomthong district of Bangkok yesterday when a four year old boy fell to his death from the balcony of a 23rd-floor condominium on Rama II Road. The family had only just moved into the condo on the day of the heartbreaking incident. Bangmod Police Station officers visited the 26-storey condo at about 4pm yesterday after receiving reports…

  • Thailand News

    Elderly man’s body found floating in Bang Pakong River

    A shocking discovery was made in the Bang Pakong River when locals found the body of an elderly man floating in the water. The unidentified man, estimated to be between 65 and 70 years old, is believed to have been dead for around five hours before his body was discovered at midnight on January 29. The authorities, alerted by Deputy…

  • Food

    10 Best restaurants in Ari, Bangkok

    Ari is often overlooked by tourists more familiar with areas like Banglamphu and Silom. However, this up-and-coming neighbourhood actually has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to restaurants. From authentic Thai food to exquisite international cuisines, Ari is a food paradise waiting to be explored. But with so many hidden gems tucked away in this neighbourhood, it can…

  • Thailand News

    Busted flush: 44 gamblers dealt a losing hand as police swoop on Bangkok gambling den

    Police swooped on a gambling den in the Don Mueang district of Bangkok and arrested 44 gamblers yesterday, November 21. Officers had raided the place over 10 times in the past but the gambling den continued to operate. Officers from Don Mueang Police Station received a tip-off that the gambling den, which was previously shut down by officers in October…

  • Thailand News

    Purrr-mission granted: Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan Dam hosts sanctioned fishing season for giant Mekong catfish

    A sanctioned fishing season is underway at the Kaeng Krachan Dam in Phetchaburi, Thailand, where the Fisheries Department’s inland fisheries prevention and suppression unit is permitting the capture of up to 60 giant Mekong catfish. The season commenced on November 9 and will run through January 9, providing the total catch does not exceed the 60 fish limit before the…

  • Things To Do

    Gone fishing: Thailand’s best fishing parks for anglers

    Thailand is globally known for its diverse culture, landscapes, and convenience in the variety of activities that you can find there. With that, Thailand serves as the angler’s dream as it contains some of the best fishing parks that you can find dotted throughout the country. With its diverse catch, tranquil settings, and perfect weather, you will find an angler’s…

  • Things To Do

    10 Thailand provinces near Bangkok you need to visit

    Bangkok is a trip in itself, as it features many things to see and do. But, if you are wanting a day trip outside of Thailand’s capital, many provinces nearby offer unique experiences that can accompany your vacation. Such things as visiting a nearby beach to remind yourself that you are on a tropical island are definitely possible by just…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Chon Buri woman rescued after falling from popular Ban Suan bridge

    A woman was rescued after falling from a new bridge in the seaside town of Ban Suan in Chon Buri province. The incident occurred yesterday evening when local municipal officers were notified that a woman had fallen off the new bridge in the main city district. The rescue team launched a drone to trace the woman and found her sitting in…

  • Crime News

    Illegal scallop fishing operation smashed in Trat, culprits face legal proceedings

    The Department of Marine Resources arrested several illegal fishing culprits, seizing 3 kilogrammes of scallops in Ban Pred Nai, Trat Province. The suspects’ boat and fishing tools were subsequently handed over to investigation officers for prosecution according to the law. This occurred today and was actioned by the Marine and Coastal Resources Office 1, in cooperation with the Marine National…

  • Thailand News

    Close call: Factory worker narrowly escapes blindness in a roadside fishing line incident

    A 21 year old factory worker narrowly escaped blindness after a road incident involving an angler’s fishing line in Nonthaburi. The worker was a pillion rider on a motorcycle, and as they passed a fisherman, the line slashed across his face. The incident occurred on June 26. The road itself was alongside a canal and trailed by a rice field. Among…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket fishing boats pass inspections, no illegal activity found, officials say

    Recent inspections of fishing boats operating in Phuket waters have shown no signs of illegal activities, such as human trafficking or compromised working conditions, according to officials. The random inspections were conducted on five boats and aimed to ensure workers’ rights were being upheld, with checks on employment and working conditions, valid working permits, and wages being paid in the…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Rough seas prompt beach swimming ban in Trang

    Heavy rainfall and strong winds have led to high waves of around 3 metres along Trang coast, prompting officials at Chao Mai National Park to erect red flags barring tourists from swimming in the affected areas. The ban has been imposed on Pak Meng Beach, Chao Mai Beach and Yao Beach, leaving visitors to explore safer alternatives. During the past…

  • Central Thailand News

    Thai Man drowns in canal after getting entangled in fishing net

    A tragic incident occurred when a 48 year old Thai man named Wichai drowned in a canal after getting entangled in a fishing net while collecting clams. The man suffered from poor health and typically would not undertake such tasks himself, but he had accepted a 200 baht order for clams. His lifeless body was spotted by a friend in…