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Chinese tourists arrested for illegal spearfishing in protected area

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The fish were protected species and they were hunted in protected waters. Photo: Courtesy of FaenKhawSeRithPhuket Facebook page

 

PHUKET: Two Chinese tourists and their guide have been arrested for spearfishing at coral reefs off Nui Beach in Karon after a torrent of outrage online was brought to the attention of Yutthaphon Ankinandana, Advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment.

 

The tourists, named as Mr Ning Peng and Mr Shang Hao, were taken to Karon Police Station yesterday (Apr 7), reports the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR).

 

The two were arrested after photos of the fish they had killed were posted online. The photos were reposted by the “FaenKhawSeRithPhuket” Facebook page, which showed that a guide had taken the two tourists to the beach.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/chinese-tourists-arrested-for-illegal-spearfishing-in-protected-area-75644.php

 

 

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Old news that was already posted here a few days ago.

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They may not have known that it was a protected area.  If a guide said it was OK, I'd believe him, it's part of his job to, well, guide people.

 

The guide has no excuse at all.  At a minimum he should get a big fine and a permanent loss of his guide licence.  I'm betting on a ฿500 fine and a grovel though.

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2 hours ago, DefaultName said:

They may not have known that it was a protected area.  If a guide said it was OK, I'd believe him, it's part of his job to, well, guide people.

 

The guide has no excuse at all.  At a minimum he should get a big fine and a permanent loss of his guide licence.  I'm betting on a ฿500 fine and a grovel though.

I'm not so sure. They been throwing 6 figure fines around lately for collecting dead corals and feeding fish. 

Chinese do know how to do corruption though. They know the deal. 

 

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The Chinese just keep making friends all over the world..

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8 hours ago, johng said:

Lucky no "dirty farungs"  where involved or there really would have been trouble 😋

Yes Sir.

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Lover them every day more. WHEN will they finally be confined to their country like in the good old Mao times ?

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