Connect with us

Phuket

‘Fish are scarce’ report Krabi fishermen

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Fishermen from Krabi returned to shore yesterday disappointed with the meager quantities caught on the first day of fishing following a three-month hiatus.

Yesterday was the first day that large fishing vessels were allowed to return to fish in the Andaman Sea after 4,696 square kilometers between Phuket and Trang were closed off so as not to deplete fish stocks during the spawning season from April 1 to June 30.

More than 10 boats in Krabi returned to shore much earlier than usual with boat operators complaining that hardly any fish were caught.

Krabi Fishery Office head Saen Sringam expressed surprise, but advised fishermen to be patient.

“Please do not worry as it is just the beginning of the season. The monsoon, strong waves and rain can all contribute to the scarcity of fish,” said Mr Saen.

“We will monitor the situation over the next few weeks. If there is no improvement, we will take action to determine the cause. Meanwhile, we are keeping a strict eye to ensure that everything is being done legally.”

Several fishermen, however, expressed concern.

“It is quite strange that we did not find as many fish as we used to in previous years. Usually, we catch a lot of fish on opening day,” said Maren Boonroat, captain of fishing boat Nam Thawee.

Rewat Boonsop, owner of the Krabi fishing port, said he too was worried about the low yield.

“Most of the fish caught were quite small. The fishermen had been out at sea since before midnight on Thursday, but returned home with meager quantities on Friday morning,” said Mr Rewat.

Research suggests that most marine life in the Andaman breeds between April and June. This is a vulnerable time for the marine ecosystem, as many juveniles and breeding adults can be caught.

Protecting young fish is essential, because it can help replenish fish stocks to be harvested later by the fishing industry and boost the quality of marine tourism in the region.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)24 mins ago

Thai Red Cross order of 5 million Moderna vaccines in proccess

Bangkok1 hour ago

Peaceful pro-democracy protests in Bangkok by Taloo-Fah

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 hours ago

Kanchanaburi prison builds field hospital for 379 Covid-19 cases

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Covid-19 train sends 1,490 infected from Bangkok to hometowns

Thailand5 hours ago

Covid-19 Poll: People trust doctors, social media, 85% confused.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

Record high as Chon Buri hits nearly 800 Covid-19 infections

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

Covid outbreak closes Nakhon Si Thammarat rubberwood processing factory

Thailand9 hours ago

Nearly 600 temples now offering free cremation services

Thailand10 hours ago

Phetchabun chicken processing plant sees over 3,000 infections

Phuket10 hours ago

New Covid-19 infections drop, still worrisome for Phuket Sandbox

Phuket10 hours ago

Phuket “car mob” protest demands the removal of PM, calls for mRNA vaccines

Thailand11 hours ago

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak offers to resign if communication in his province doesn’t improve

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

Sunday Covid Update: 15,335 new cases; provincial totals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

Covid UPDATE: 15,335 new infections, provincial numbers

Coronavirus Infections12 hours ago

DDC says infections still rising, possibly falling in Bangkok

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending