500,000 shrimp released in Phuket to honor Queen Sirikit’s 90th birthday

Phuket –

About 500,000 shrimps have been released in Phuket to honor Queen Sirikit’s 90th birthday today (August 12th) and for Mother’s Day.

In Thailand, Mother’s Day is annually celebrated on August 12th to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Mother of all Thai people.

The event was launched by the Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong and the Phuket Fisheries Office Chief Mr. Sitthiphon Mueangsong at Mudong Canal in Wichit.

Mr. Sitthiphon said, “Every Mother’s Day on August 12th we hold marine releasing activities to honor Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. At the same time we have increased the number of marine lives in the environment to balance the eco system. This year we have released 500,000 shrimps.”

Mass beach cleaning was held this week to honor Queen Sirikit’s 90th birthday on August 12th.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.