Thai fishing boat

Thai fishing boat. Photo: SeaDave.

Captains of whale shark-catching fishing vessels to face more charges

BANGKOK, 20th May 2018 (NNT) – The captains of the fishing vessels found involved in the catching of a whale shark will now face more legal charges.

Adm. Pichet Tanaset, Chief of Staff of the Royal Thai Navy, said that the investigation of the fishing vessel that caught a whale shark is in progress after the story became viral on social media platforms and drew widespread criticism.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Kitti Cheevasittiyanon,
Rewriter: Rodney McNeil
National News Bureau of Thailand

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