Three restaurant managers in Karon have been arrested for illegally selling parrotfish.
Yesterday (November 16th) the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) inspected multiple restaurants in Karon.
DMCR officers told the Phuket Express that three restaurants were found selling nine, five and two parrotfish which were less than 50 centimeters.
Those three managers were taken to the Karon Police Station. They are being accused of possession of protected fish in the third list of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE).
Parrotfish are protected in the Phuket marine environment protected area in a 2560 (2017) announcement and an additional article in 2563 (2020).