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Phuket tour operators targeted for damaging reefs

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Koh hae, also known as "Coral Island" in Phuket

Koh hae, also known as "Coral Island" in Phuket, Thailand. Photo: Endrjuch.


PHUKET: Officials have sworn to take action against boat operators dropping anchor on live corals in popular Phuket day-trip destinations such as Koh Racha Yai, after a video showing an anchor destroying the fragile marine environment surfaced online last week.

“I was notified by the Go Eco Phuket team about the problem. I will issue a letter to all boat operators who run trips to Koh Racha Yai to meet with Marine Police and members of the Phuket Tourist Association to discus the issue,” said Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) Phuket office chief Thanet Munnoy yesterday.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

Orawin Narabal
Phuket Gazette


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