Foreigners Rescue Sea Turtles from Fishing Net in Thalang

Thalang –

Two sea turtles were rescued by foreigners after being stuck with a fishing net on a beach in Mai Khao.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that they were notified from Mr. Winai Trakankit on Thursday (June 6th) of the stuck turtle.

Foreigners had found two sea turtles stuck in fishing nets on a beach in Maikhao. They were helping to remove the fishing net from the Hawksbill sea turtles when marine officials arrived.

One of the turtles was healthy and had no wounds while the other turtle appeared to be weak. The weaker turtle is a young Hawksbill sea turtle who is 31.5 centimeters wide, 35 centimeters long and weighs 3.2 kilograms. The weak turtle was taken to the Sireetarn Marine Endangered Animals Rescue Center.

The foreigners involved in helping the turtle declined to be identified, reportedly saying their actions were about the turtles and helping wildlife and not about themselves or getting credit online or in the media.

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.