Man Arrested for Illegally Catching Cuttlefish in Phuket

Phuket –

A man was arrested with a cuttlefish at Panwa Cape in Wichit and charged for catching marine animals in a protected zone.

Mr. Wissanu Jangjai from the Phuket Marine Resources Conservation Center told the Phuket Express that this week they have arrested Mr. Wansawat Sawatlong, 40, at Panwa Cape. Seized from him was one cuttlefish.

He was taken to the Wichit Police Station for allegedly breaking the orders of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announcement of the Environmental Area Protection Zones in Phuket.

Earlier this week:

A man was arrested with four black tip reef sharks at Panwa Cape in Wichit.

The Phuket Express noted both were arrested at the same area with warning signs to let people know that the area is a protected zone for catching marine animals.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.