One in four fishing boats still unregistered as deadline passes

Breaking News July 31, 2015 17:57

By The Nation

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The registration deadline for fishing vessels is approaching at midnight Fridday, with one in four boats still unregistered and barred from going out to sea.

The Fisheries Department said that 12,270 of 57,141 fishing boats had yet to register as of press time. Also, 880 fishing vessels have been found to not have the equipment required, and hence are barred from taking to the seas. 
Sompote Kribkratok, inspector general of the Fisheries Department, said if any unregistered boats are found fishing, the operators will face a fine of up to Bt300,000 and/or three years in jail. 

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