Thailand and EU to discuss policy and fight against IUU fishing
A committee meeting was recently held to discuss the national fisheries policy and efforts to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Thailand.
During the meeting, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwon, the committee set October 10-14 for the 6th IUU conference between the Thai government and the European Union in Bangkok. He also scheduled a report on Thailand’s progress in combating IUU fishing, with the protection of workers in the fishing industry and the management of marine litter also on the agenda.
In addition to discussing the sustainable management of marine resources, the meeting allocated 287 million baht for efforts to remove boats that violate marine and fishing regulations from the fishing system.
One of the objectives of the government action plan for 2023-2027 is to fight against IUU fishing in Songkhla province while working to improve the ecosystem and biodiversity, as well as supporting fishing. sustainability in Songkhla Lake.
General Prawit also instructed the Department of Fisheries and its affiliates to promote inclusive participation of all parties and to collaborate with local and global organizations.
In addition, the meeting discussed the National Strategic Plan and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), a response to the management of marine animals, especially plastic and foam pollution, which harms life. marine and diminishes the quality of seafood products ready for export. (NNT)