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Fishing boats must register to continue operations, by February 20

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Fishing boats must register to continue operations, by February 20

 

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BANGKOK, 9th February 2018 (NNT) - Fishing boats have been asked to file requests for new boating and fishing licenses by this February 20 as part of the government’s continued effort to better regulate the sector. 

Director-General of the Marine Department, Jirut Wisanjit has advised the industry that many agencies combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing have upgraded their systems to better manage fishing boats. The upgrade requires that all vessels being operated for the purposes of fishing be registered and fitted with proper communication devices. The registration will also allow authorities to inspect each boat’s operations and safety. 

New licenses for fishing will now expire in 2 years with all vessels that wish to fish in Thai waters being required to have a license. Foreign boats will be evaluated by the Marine Department for approval to operate in Thai waters. The checks will particularly focus on illegal labor. 

Operators of fishing vessels have been given the period between January 20 and February 20 to register for licenses to operate from 2018 to 2020. From April 1st onward, operators of boats without proper licensing will face severe punishment according to the amended Fishing Act.

 
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2 or 3 years later, and there's still serious issues with illegal fishing and unregistered vessels.

What exactly is wrong with these authorities that so little ever gets completed......in any arena?

Talk about incompetence at high levels...this place is number 1! 

There'll be hell to pay if sanctions are imposed...the entire fishing products industry in Thailand is on the brink of failure, and yet again...very little happens.

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12 minutes ago, webfact said:

BANGKOK, 9th February 2018 (NNT) - Fishing boats have been asked to file requests for new boating and fishing licenses by this February 20 as part of the government’s continued effort to better regulate the sector. 

Asking is NOT requiring.:post-4641-1156693976:

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And the quota for allowable Burmese to be thrown overboard is limited to five (per day).

 

Per boat.

 

 

 

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If memory serves me right, these vessels already were "requested" to install said communications equipment and set a "strict" deadline to comply three years ago when Thailand was first included in that IUU report. A year later, the government still waxed on about how all those vessels were again "requested" to do as required. Subsequently, deadline after deadline after deadline was issued - and apparently expired each time without any consequences.

 

And now, in 2018, we are still not ONE step closer to finally accomplishing the task at hand? You've GOT to be kidding me! 

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It's in the hands of the EU to enforce penalties for Thailand not meeting IUU standards. Hopefully it will send a clear and concise message to Prayut that there are consequences for failure - something he has yet to experience.

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13 hours ago, Misterwhisper said:

If memory serves me right, these vessels already were "requested" to install said communications equipment and set a "strict" deadline to comply three years ago when Thailand was first included in that IUU report. A year later, the government still waxed on about how all those vessels were again "requested" to do as required. Subsequently, deadline after deadline after deadline was issued - and apparently expired each time without any consequences.

 

And now, in 2018, we are still not ONE step closer to finally accomplishing the task at hand? You've GOT to be kidding me! 

big money

 

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