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Fisheries Department’s Tribute Exhibition to Our King’s Dedication and Benevolence

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Period:04 Nov 2016 - 08 Nov 2016

Address:199, 199/ 199/2, Kanchanaphisek Rd., Sao Thong Hin, Bang Yai, Nonthaburi 11140 Thailand

Tel:+6626675555 ext 4199

Service day:Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Service hours: 10:00-21:00

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The Department of Fisheries invites interested members of the public to learn more about Nile tilapia fish or pla nil during the sixth “Fisheries Department’s Tribute Exhibition to Our King’s Dedication and Benevolence” at Promotion Hall, first floor of CentralPlaza WestGate from tomorrow to Nov 8.

Held under the concept of “50th Anniversary of the King’s Introduction of Nile Tilapia, Commemorating the Benevolence of Our Nation’s Beloved Father”, the exhibition will tell about the royally initiated project to promote the aquaculture of Nile tilapia fish.

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The Department of Fisheries invites interested members of the public to learn more about Nile tilapia fish or pla nil during the sixth “Fisheries Department’s Tribute Exhibition to Our King’s Dedication and Benevolence” at Promotion Hall, first floor of CentralPlaza WestGate from tomorrow to Nov 8.

Held under the concept of “50th Anniversary of the King’s Introduction of Nile Tilapia, Commemorating the Benevolence of Our Nation’s Beloved Father”, the exhibition will tell about the royally initiated project to promote the aquaculture of Nile tilapia fish.

Fifty Nile tilapia fish were presented to HM King Bhumibol by then Crown Prince Akihito of Japan in 1965. The King reared them in the pond at his Chitralada Palace and after the population of the fish had grow effectively, 10,000 of them were delivered to the Department of Fisheries in 1966 for breeding and distributing to the public in every region around the country.

The exhibition is divided into three zones, the first of which will recount the story of the King’s dedication to fisheries. This zone will also feature a giant digital wall tunnel, three kinds of fish introduced by the King — Nile tilapia (pla nil), milkfish (pla nuan chan) and Siamese giant carp (pla kraho), and the very fish tank the King used to release the fish to the Department of Fisheries.

The second zone will be a Nile tilapia research zone showing how the King’s legacy has led to the successful development in fisheries. The last zone will focus on how the further development from the royal fish project has contributed to a sustainable livelihood of his people. Products made from pla nil and other fishery products will also be available throughout 40 booths.

The exhibition also aims to offer three points of wisdom for living as inspired by the Nile tilapia fish, which is not only a good source of protein but also possesses outstanding characteristics in many aspects.

We are encouraged to “live like pla nil”, meaning adopting the fish’s high intolerance and adaptability; “perform our duty to the best of our ability while helping others in the process”; and “assess value of others from their innermost essence”.

CentralPlaza WestGate is in Nonthaburi. Call 02-667-5555 ext 4199.

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199, 199/ 199/2, Kanchanaphisek Rd., Sao Thong Hin, Bang Yai, Nonthaburi 11140 Thailand

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