How Thailand is tackling illegal fishing

For the past three years, the European Union and Thailand have been working together in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.


Through this cooperation, the European Union has shown real commitment in working with Thailand to tackle illegal fishing. They also want to protect marine’s resources.


Thailand and European Union are building a better and more sustainable future for their fisheries industry and for all fishermen. Thailand is known as one of the biggest seafood and fisheries processors and exporters in the world.


Thai government has reformed its fisheries sector since 2015 and continues to make it a priority. More than 75 million euros have been allocated by Thailand to combat illegal fishing. Thailand has reformed its fisheries management and governance system to comply with international laws and standards.


The first fundamental step was in 2015 when the the Royal Fisheries Ordinance was published. The Thai government has the tools to identify and work with international partners on fighting illegal fishing activities.


They started by overhauling their fleet, establishing a monitoring centre for fisheries. They also developing control and surveillance capacity of their fleet and equipping its vessels with monitoring systems.


Thailand is committed to country’s goals to ensure that every fishery product imported or exported to the world, as well as those consumed or processed in Thailand, are not issued from illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.


Thailand also uses effective technology to monitor fishing activities in the country. Thai government applies border controls to ensure that no illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing enter in Thailand.


Of course, Thai government uses law enforcement and sanctions to prevent, combat and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the country.


Thailand has adopted Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement, the United Nations Fish Stock Agreement,Thai government and Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Agreement.


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