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Updated marine rules – Koh Tao, Ko Phangan, Koh Samui

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The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has issued updated, published rules for marine activities on the three main islands in Surat Thani province – Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao…

1. Boats are strictly prohibited from using anchors in coral reef areas. Existing mooring buoys must be used when accessing the site.

2. The disposal at sea of garbage, waste water or any other pollutant is strictly prohibited.

3. Feeding fish or other marine animals in coral reef areas for the purpose of catching them is strictly prohibited.

4. Sea walking and other activities leading to harmful impacts on coral reefs are strictly prohibited.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Order no. 755/2561 went into force on December 1, 2018. Offenders will be sentenced to a prison term of up to 1 year, or a fine of up to 100,000 baht, or both.

SOURCE: DMCR

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