• Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:58
    Crewman dead, another still missing, as trawler sinks in huge storm
    A crewman drowned and a second is still missing after a fishing trawler with six crew members sank in stormy seas off Pattani Bay early on Friday.
  • Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:01
    Flippin' hard: Myanmar's sea turtles fight against the odds
    Peril plagues the lives of Myanmar's baby turtles: if crabs don't get them before they scramble from beach to sea, then poachers or fishing trawlers might finish them off instead.
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  • Sun, 27 May 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Whale sharks threatened with extinction 
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 01:00
    Ban sought on otter trawling after whale shark snared off Phuket
    AN ONLINE petition campaigning for a ban on a form of fishing was launched yesterday after an endangered whale shark was caught by a trawler in the waters off Phuket last Friday.
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 01:00
    Trawler captains face massive fine after catching whale shark
    THE CAPTAINS OF two trawlers accused of having fished an endangered pregnant whale shark off the coast of Phuket potentially face a heavy fine of up to Bt3 million and confiscation of their vessels, according to authorities.
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 01:00
    Acquittal of fishing boat captain angers human rights campaigners
    THE HUMAN Rights and Development Foundation has pledged to appeal against a court decision to acquit fishing trawler captain Prawit Kimsai over the enslavement of 15 migrants from Myanmar.
  • Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:05
    Over 160 human-trafficking victims rescued in last 3 years
    Thai authorities rescued more than 160 human-trafficking victims from fishing trawlers between May 2015 and last Thursday. “Most victims were from Cambodia, Myanmar and Indonesia,” deputy national police commissioner Pol General Wirachai Songmetta said on Wednesday.
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  • Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:23
    Impounded fishing boats damaged in blaze
    A fire broke out early on Wednesday, damaging six of seven impounded Vietnamese fishing trawlers and sinking the seventh.
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  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:50
    Captain drowns with trawler but crew members escape
    A fishing trawler captain was killed but five crew members managed to escape after the trawler sank in stormy seas four nautical miles off Samut Prakan’s Bang Bo district on Thursday evening, Khlong Dan police investigator Pol Lt-Colonel Somchai Sakhon revealed on Friday.
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  • Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:11
    Bangladeshi fishermen claim Myanmar navy attacked trawler
    DHAKA - Four Bangladeshi fishermen were injured when Myanmar's navy allegedly opened fire on them while they were fishing along the countries' troubled border in the Bay of Bengal, an official said Wednesday.
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  • Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:00
    Ordinary working Thais must start their own political party
    Thailand is considered a semi-developed country, but that description does not apply to working conditions in its core business sectors of fishing and farming. Workers here must still wait with bowed head and take what they are offered – which can be nothing if you are a fisherman kept in captivity on a trawler.
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  • Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:07
    28 crew from five Vietnamese trawlers arrested for illegal fishing 
    Two ships from the Second Naval Area Command rounded up 28 crew members from five Vietnamese fishing boats that were illegally harvesting sea cucumbers in the Gulf of Thailand early Tuesday morning  and brought them back to their base in Songkhla. 
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  • Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:13
    Three people on fishing boat kidnapped off Malaysia: official
    KUALA LUMPUR - Three crew members on a Malaysian fishing trawler have been kidnapped in waters where militants from the Abu Sayyaf group have previously taken hostages, a security official said on Sunday.
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  • Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:17
    Four crewmembers of fishing trawler rescued
    Third Naval Area Command officers Tuesday rescued four crewmembers of the “Bamrung Thai” fishing trawler, which sank off the coast of Phuket, including the body of the captain.
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  • Thu, 11 Aug 2016 01:00
    Alleged trafficker accused of luring fishing boat workers
    A Myanmar man wanted since September for allegedly luring compatriots to work on fishing trawlers has been captured in Tambon Kuan Lang in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district.
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