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Considering Thailand is eating seafood at an unbelievable and unsustainable rate, I think it very over the top. One wonders how they would react if their own tourists were deported for the same

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29 minutes ago, Pottinger said:

....and keyboard warriors who take it upon themselves to justify the laws of countries not their own.

And keyboard warriors who only online disagree with the laws of the country they're living in.

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9 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

Considering Thailand is eating seafood at an unbelievable and unsustainable rate, I think it very over the top. One wonders how they would react if their own tourists were deported for the same

These were not tourists though , they seemed to advertising their business by taking photos of the fish

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1 hour ago, geriatrickid said:

Suggest you have a look at the  BBQ restaurant and the dive shop.  IMO, nothing of value. In any case, each has the convenience of a Thai spouse/domestic partners, so  assets won't be lost right away.

Can't imagine any tourist business in Phuket has value at the moment.

Just wasted rent.

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1 hour ago, Pottinger said:

....and keyboard warriors who take it upon themselves to justify the laws of countries not their own.

or the keyboard warriors who does not like the laws and say they are 'stupid' .. 😉 ... Same same .. Just a different point of view ...

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45 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

Considering Thailand is eating seafood at an unbelievable and unsustainable rate, I think it very over the top. One wonders how they would react if their own tourists were deported for the same

Not only Thailand, 70% of the worlds marine fish stocks are overfished.

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1 hour ago, geriatrickid said:

disappearance of a dive operator who  cannot follow the code that the other responsible dive operators follow  is no loss either. Most of the dive shop people try very hard to be good responsible operations. Along comes  this guy and  destroys their reputations.

No dive operator in Thailand bothers with any codes, safety or otherwise.

Diving by it's very nature is destructive, as is fishing.

They have no reputation to destroy ....... and their business already all destroyed by COVID.

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2 hours ago, geriatrickid said:

In respect to sea creatures, to correct the factually incorrect statements made in the thread, the following  marine wildlife are protected  under the highest classification of "Reserved".   DugongWhale sharkBryde's whaleOmura's whaleLeatherback turtle 

Could you share any document that states Bryde's whale, Omura's whale, and Leatherback turtle are protected, please? AFAIK only Dugong and Whale shark are protected.

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51 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

No dive operator in Thailand bothers with any codes, safety or otherwise.

 

Really? 🤔🥱

 

54 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Can't imagine any tourist business in Phuket has value at the moment.

 

And there was me thinking this happened on the other side of the country.

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

Can't imagine any tourist business in Phuket has value at the moment.

Just wasted rent.

Phuket?

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

No dive operator in Thailand bothers with any codes, safety or otherwise.

<snip>

Utter nonsense.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

The pair were identified as Attila Ott, a Hungarian national, and Francesco Simonetti, an Italian citizen.  Mr. Ott is a diving instructor who also owns a restaurant and a scuba club on Pha-ngan Island, in Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani,while Mr. Simonetti is a chef at the Barracuda restaurant and owner of a speed boat, also on Pha-ngan Island.

Ouchhhh that's gonna hurt.

Tourist visa holders both owners of businesses, kiss all that goodbye and the good days.

 

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6 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Look mom, I found a starfish!

You're a risk to the nation, "OUT!" 😂

 

The locals probably stir fry those things every day.

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

Two western tourists, who took a selfie of themselves holding one of Thailand’s species of protected marine wildlife while scuba diving, are to be deported after their tourist visas were revoked.

djees, they did not torture them, did they ?

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