Thailand

Thai coral reef covered by massive fishing net

A diver recently captured video of a massive fishing net caught in coral reefs off the north side of a small rocky island in the Gulf of Thailand. - Reuters

The diver, Pichit Juenchaichana, said the net was found at a depth ranging from 13 to 22 metres. He also spotted nets at two more sites off the north-west side of Koh Losin. The nets were seen on June 11 and 13.

National Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa ordered authorities to clear away the nets and to set up measures to protect the reefs in the area, local media reported.

Koh Losin is about 72 kilometres off the coast of Pattani province.

Published: 17 Jun 2021