Two People Arrested after Fishing Illegally at Panwa Cape in Wichit

Wichit –

A Thai man and a Myanmar man were arrested after fishing in a no-fishing area in the Panwa Cape in Wichit.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they were notified by a volunteer about the illegal fishing. They arrested two suspects identified only as Mr. Pathompong, 21, a Thai national and Mr. Than, 25, a Myanmar national, while fishing near the Marine and Coastal Resources Center (Upper Andaman Sea) which is in a non-fishing area.

Seized from them were several fishing rods. They were taken to the Wichit Police Station to face charges of offending the Phuket Fisheries Rules over Protected Marine Animals which has taken effect since July 31st 2023.

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 five 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.