Thai fishing boat leaving Phuket harbour

B287m Allocated to Tackle Illegal Fishing

BANGKOK, Sept 21 (TNA) – The cabinet approved a 287-millon-baht budget as compensation for the destruction of illegal fishing boats in the second-phase implementation of government policies to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said that as the government was suppressing IUU, it blocked a certain number of illegal fishing boats from operating since 2015. Consequently the owners of such boats suffered their maintenance costs.

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