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More than 200kg of fishing nets collected from Shark Point

By The Phuket News

 

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The underwater cleanup cleared more than 200kg from the popular Shark Point reef. Photo: DMCR

 

PHUKET:-- More than 200 kilograms of fishing nets were collected from Shark Point, also called Hin Musang, off Koh Yao Yai, east of Phuket, in an underwater drive cleanup by Thais and foreigners yesterday (Dec 1).

 

The discarded fishing nets were cleared by five officers and 15 volunteer divers from Phuket – 10 Thais and five foreigners, Prajuab Mokaratana, Chief of the Marine Resources Division of the Region 6 office, told The Phuket News today. 

 

“We were informed by our volunteers that there were some fishing nets stuck with the wreck of the sunken King Cruiser boat, which has become a popular dive attraction close to Hin Musang. The nets were dangerous and damaging for corals and other marine life,” he said. 

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/more-than-200kg-of-fishing-nets-collected-from-shark-point-78181.php

 

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DISGUSTING! Of course, not the news (which is great) but the fact the fishing nets got there in the first place! I dived it twice in July and there were none! Plenty of fishies though!

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It doesn't sound like as much as it seems. Nets can be heavy but no doubt there is way too much out there all over the place from the Atlantic to the Pacific to this place. The world is a mess and the real problem is that there are just too many people and people destroy a lot and want a lot. Less people is what world leaders should be talking about to improve the environment. I know that slowly people are having smaller families but it's too late. Every human wants that fish dinner and the car and the computer and the world travel and all of it. They'll cheat to get it and business people like fisherman will too.

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3 hours ago, TooBigToFit said:

It doesn't sound like as much as it seems. Nets can be heavy but no doubt there is way too much out there all over the place from the Atlantic to the Pacific to this place. The world is a mess and the real problem is that there are just too many people and people destroy a lot and want a lot. Less people is what world leaders should be talking about to improve the environment. I know that slowly people are having smaller families but it's too late. Every human wants that fish dinner and the car and the computer and the world travel and all of it. They'll cheat to get it and business people like fisherman will too.

 

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Thailand days of being a dive destination is past.   Not smart enough, or is it ro greedy?, or is it that even if they were smart enough to create marine sanctuaries it would be poached just like the jungles.  

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7 hours ago, Elkski said:

Thailand days of being a dive destination is past.   Not smart enough, or is it ro greedy?, or is it that even if they were smart enough to create marine sanctuaries it would be poached just like the jungles.  

There are national marine parks and marine sanctuaries. Andaman Sea diving can be really nice.

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15 hours ago, Somtamnication said:

Splitting hairs? A net is a net is a net is a net. 

Shark point is a marine preserve, King cruiser isn't. Sometimes there are nets at King cruiser, since they often snatch at the wreck. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often with the incredible amount of fish there.

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On 12/2/2020 at 9:47 PM, stevenl said:

The nets were at King cruiser, not shark point.

The OP did state that...

“We were informed by our volunteers that there were some fishing nets stuck with the wreck of the sunken King Cruiser boat..."

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1 hour ago, Qualibus said:

The OP did state that...

“We were informed by our volunteers that there were some fishing nets stuck with the wreck of the sunken King Cruiser boat..."

Which is correct. Header and intro text were not, hence my clarifying comment.

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