1,000 Meter Long Fishing Net Removed From Underwater Reef in Phuket

Phuket –

About a 1,000 meter long fishing net was removed from a coral reef underwater in the Phuket sea.

The Phuket Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that on Monday (May 29th) they and volunteer divers inspected the underwater area at the Racha Noi Island in Rawai. The inspection followed after they received a complaint from the ‘MONSOON GARBAGE THAILAND’ Facebook page earlier this week.

The DMCR and divers found a fishing net a total of 1,000 meters long. Some parts were stuck on natural coral and some parts were stuck on artificial coral.

All parts of the fishing net was removed from the underwater area.


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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.