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39 Indochinese fishermen arrested for illegal fishing in Thailand

Thai fishing boat leaving Phuket harbour

Thai fishing boat leaving Phuket harbour. Photo: Duncan Wilson.

RAYONG, Aug 29 – Sixteen Vietnamese and 23 Cambodians were arrested when Thai authorities seized nine Vietnamese trawlers at a pier in this eastern seaboard province yesterday.

Prasart Kemaprasit, Rayong immigration police commander, said the nine fishing boats were delivering squid to Thai traders in the provincial seat.

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