Thailand leads Asia-Pacific in improving fishers lives

Thailand leads Asia-Pacific in improving fishers lives

Thailand has become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to ratify an international treaty designed to bolster the living and working conditions onboard commercial fishing vessels. Thailand Labour Minister, Police General Adul Sangsingkeo, presented the signed Work in Fishing Convention No 188, 2007 (WIFC) to Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) […]

Thailand English-language News for April 4 (video)

In Thailand English-language News for April 4, 2018, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Naruala tells us about: 00:42 | Deputy prime minister, General Chatchai Sarikulya, has visited the Command Center to Combat Illegal Fishing (CCCIF) to ensure its preparedness ahead of the arrival of European Union (EU) officials who will be inspecting Thailand’s progress on the elimination of Illegal, unreported […]

Thailand confident of shedding IUU fishing tag (video)

Thailand confident of shedding IUU fishing tag (video)

A team of EU officials is scheduled to visit Thailand next month to inspect the country’s efforts to reign in its seafood and fishing industries to conform with EU fishing regulations. To say that Thai officials are more than a little confident that it will be the last such visit under threat of penalty is […]

Thailand government riled by AP claim it ignored human trafficking

Thailand government riled by AP claim it ignored human trafficking

It’s not very often that governments anywhere hold press conferences in response to media stories and it’s especially the case in Thailand where the international media is largely regarded as little more than annoying foreigners who don’t understand the “Thai way” of doing things. In fact since seizing power in a bloodless coup in May […]

Thailand Launches Air & Sea Hunt For Rogue Fishing Ship Taishan (Kunlun)

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Thailand Launches Air & Sea Hunt For Rogue Fishing Ship Taishan (Kunlun)

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has commenced an air and sea search for the rogue fishing ship the Taishan (also known as the Kunlun) which abruptly weighed anchor and fled the Port of Phuket on Wednesday. Contacted late on Wednesday evening a RTN Command Center to Combat Illegal Fishing (CCCIF) officer who cannot be named […]

Thailand steps up measures to ensure EU fishing compliance

Thailand steps up measures to ensure EU fishing compliance

The Thailand government has continued with steps to reign in its fishing industry with seven government agencies on Monday (August 17) formalising an agreement to exchange information and data on those working or employed in the Thailand fishing industry. The new Fishing Info system is the result of several months work involving the Royal Thai […]