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Illegal fishing vessels to be destroyed

Post by PeteC » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:51 am

The question is how are they being destroyed, sunk or dismantled? If sunk, have they been cleaned and emptied of harmful fluids and debris?
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Government to destroy 861 illegal boats
Published: 13/09/2018 at 06:10 AM
Newspaper section: News https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... recent_box

A total of 861 unregistered fishing vessels are set to be destroyed by mid-December as the government ramps up efforts to improve the status of Thai fishery fleets, and its fight against illegal fishing before the next round of talks on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing with the European Union (EU) in September.

The vessels will be destroyed in order to clear up confusion about vessel identification, update the Thai fishing vessels' registry, and to ensure these vessels will not be reused illegally, said Chirute Visalachitra, director-general of the Marine Department of the Ministry of Transport.

For the first time ever, Thailand has pinpointed a "definite number" of vessels in its fishing fleet, after the Marine Department spent four months collecting data on the vessels. As of Aug 16, Thailand had 10,743 "white vessels"-- or registered fishing vessels, while 6,315 vessels are still unregistered.

"The definite number of fishing vessels was never clear because of the voluntary registration system in the past which made regulation of fishing vessels really difficult," said Mr Chirute.

The Marine Department commenced the destruction of nine unregistered vessels Wednesday on the shore of Samut Sakhon province. Today, the Marine Department will destroy six more in Ranong province, followed by four others in Phetchaburi province, seven in Krabi, and one in Prachuap Khiri Khan province by the end of this month.

All 861 will be destroyed within 90 days, according to Deputy Prime Minister Gen Chatchai Sarikulya.

He added that the government is confident in its recently developed tracking system for fishing vessels, and is focused on the long-term goal of achieving sustainable fisheries by using technology to hasten the registration process.

Thailand was previously issued a yellow card by the European Union (EU) for inadequate monitoring of fishing vessels.

When asked about the possibility of the yellow-card status for Thailand being lifted in the near future, EU ambassador Pirkka Tapiola responded that although he cannot predict the outcome of this month's talks, he can confirm the government's commitment to fighting IUU with an improved legal framework and methods of fleet management and monitoring.

"Very good progress has been made and there is commitment to fleet management and labour rights," said Mr Tapiola.
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Re: Illegal fishing vessels to be destroyed

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Government to destroy 861 illegal boats

The Marine Department commenced the destruction of nine unregistered vessels Wednesday on the shore of Samut Sakhon province. Today, the Marine Department will destroy six more in Ranong province, followed by four others in Phetchaburi province, seven in Krabi, and one in Prachuap Khiri Khan province by the end of this month
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Re: Illegal fishing vessels to be destroyed

Post by pharvey » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:45 pm

OK, I'm sure this is a stupid question (hey, I'm Welsh), but why destroy the boats? Why not simply take them, re-register and give to someone who needs/deserves? WTF does destroying them do to help anyone?

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Re: Illegal fishing vessels to be destroyed

Post by Aussie69 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:31 am

pharvey wrote:OK, I'm sure this is a stupid question (hey, I'm Welsh), but why destroy the boats? Why not simply take them, re-register and give to someone who needs/deserves? WTF does destroying them do to help anyone?

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Re: Illegal fishing vessels to be destroyed

Post by Nereus » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:10 am

I think their reasoning may be correct in this case. It is the only way to be sure the boats will not simply go on being illegal. If you can believe the numbers being quoted, there are far to many fishing boats floating around.
Also, you can be sure that if these boats are being operated illegally, then they probably do not comply with any safety or pollution regulations.
For the first time ever, Thailand has pinpointed a "definite number" of vessels in its fishing fleet, after the Marine Department spent four months collecting data on the vessels. As of Aug 16, Thailand had 10,743 "white vessels"-- or registered fishing vessels, while 6,315 vessels are still unregistered.
The vessels will be destroyed in order to clear up confusion about vessel identification, update the Thai fishing vessels' registry, and to ensure these vessels will not be reused illegally, said Chirute Visalachitra, director-general of the Marine Department of the Ministry of Transport.
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Re: Illegal fishing vessels to be destroyed

Post by Big Boy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:41 am

Guys, can we get this back on subject? It's not about point scoring off each other, it's about the destruction of illegal fishing vessels.

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Post by StevePIraq » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:24 pm

This is all to do with the EU putting pressure on Thailand to clean up it's fishing industry
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Re: Illegal fishing vessels to be destroyed

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