File photo: Siamese fighting fish // Photo from: Youtube
File photo: Siamese fighting fish // Photo from: Youtube

Bid to declare Siamese fighting fish ‘national fish’

national November 06, 2018 10:00

By The Nation

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The Fishery Department has proposed that Siamese fighting fish be declared the national fish, Agriculture Minister Krissada Boonraj said on Tuesday.



The department reasoned that Siamese fighting fish originated in Thailand, has a unique identity and Thais are very attached to it, raising the species for sport and for recreation.

Krissada said the National Identity Office would gather opinions from all sides before sending the proposal to the Cabinet Secretariat for consideration of the Cabinet.

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