For the past two weeks, the Esperanza _ a vessel operated by Greenpeace to collect information on the health of the oceans _ has been patrolling the Gulf of Thailand. And what it's seen is not pretty.
The Greenpeace ship arrived in Thailand on June 15 to find out why the once-abundant sea has reached such a sorry state within such a short period of time. It did not take the Greenpeace team long to find out who the culprits are.
After just a week in Thai waters, the ship has encountered nearly 100 commercial bottom-trawlers freely bulldozing the seabed and whole habitats of marine lives with impunity.
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