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

The Department of Marine Resources arrested a quantity of unlawful fishing culprits, seizing three kilogrammes of scallops in Ban Pred Nai, Trat Province. The suspects’ boat and fishing tools were subsequently handed over to investigation officers for prosecution in accordance with the regulation. This occurred today and was actioned by the Marine and Coastal Resources Office 1, in cooperation with the Marine National Interests Conservation Command Centre in Trat.
Following allegations of covert unlawful fishing in Ban Pred Nai, Huai Nam Khao, Mueang district, the officials encountered an energetic scallop dredging boat in the involved area. A vessel named Chokpanyanawee, with registration number 556400562, was investigated together with its four crew members. The inspection resulted within the seizure of the scallop dredger and three kilogrammes of scallops. The officers then released the scallops again into their pure setting, reported KhaoSod.
Unheard of were notified of the charges against them in accordance with the Fisheries Act B.E. 2558. Additionally, changes and additions to Section 71(1) objects 2 and 3(2),147,169, along with the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry’s announcement/Fisheries Department announcement on the regulation of all sizes of fishing boats using some types of fishing gear for industrial fishing B.E. 2560. The offenders’ boat and fishing gear had been sent to the investigation officers at Ao Chor Police Station for further authorized action.
In May, two men have been arrested for unlawful fishing in protected waters off Cape Panwa, in entrance of the Phuket Marine Resources Research Centre. One of the people was found in possession of 4 child black-tip reef sharks..

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