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The Division of Fisheries initiated its yearly cycle of rotational fishing ban in the Gulf of Thailand, extending till September. The restriction begins on the Khao Mong Lai coast in Prachuab Khiri Khan, extending to the Don Sak district in Surat Thani, efficient from immediately till Might 15.

Following this, the prohibition will shift to the stretch between Khao Ta Mong Lai and Hua Hin in Prachuab Khiri Khan province from Might 16 to June 14. The fishing ban will then embody the western sea areas of Prachuab Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Samut Songkhram, and Samut Sakhon provinces between June 15 and August 15.

The ultimate section of the ban will span from August 1 to September 30, sealing off the higher elements of the Gulf, which embrace Samut Sakhon, Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao, and Chon Buri provinces, reported Bangkok Put up.

Bancha Sukkaew, the Division of Fisheries’ chief, has affirmed that these closures are very important for rejuvenating marine life, finally benefiting the well being and sustainability of the fishing business.

A survey carried out by the division final 12 months revealed that the mackerel catches alongside the Gulf amounted to 41,310 tonnes. The worth of this catch stood at a considerable 3.3 billion baht, displaying a rise of 5,602 tonnes or 16% from the earlier 12 months, 2022.

Furthermore, the survey indicated {that a} vital proportion of the catch comprised mature fish, validating the effectiveness of the Gulf closure in preserving and boosting marine life in the realm.

In associated information, fishing restrictions will probably be applied alongside the Andaman Sea for 3 months from April 1 to June 30. The restrictions will cowl the shoreline of 4 provinces on the Andaman to permit fish shares to recuperate.

The Division of Fisheries introduced that an space of 4,696 sq. kilometres can be affected, stretching from Laem Yong Star in Trang province to Cape Panwa in Phuket province. The waters off of Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga, and Trang will probably be restricted to industrial fishing operations.

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