PHUKET: A government-funded project to improve the abundance and health of aquatic life around the coast of Phuket has released 2 million tiger prawns into the sea and planted 250 trees in the waters off the coast of Phuket. Naka Island yesterday (January 8).
A ceremony was held yesterday afternoon at Ban Yamu Pier, Village No.6, in Pa Khlok, chaired by the Governor of Phuket, Narong Woonciew, who was joined by officials from the Phuket Provincial Fisheries Bureau as well. as representatives of organizations in the local sector.
Mr. Watcharin Rattanachu, a Phuket Fisheries Officer, said the Phuket Provincial Fisheries Bureau received a budget from the Phuket Foundation Economic Development and Strengthening Project to carry out the project to increase the abundance of aquatic life around Phuket.
Watcharin further explained that the project has three stages. The first step is an education campaign on best practices for the conservation and sustainable management of aquatic animal resources that would be delivered to 510 fishermen from 17 local communities.
Second, advice and education on improved and sustainable fishing methods, such as reducing travel and fuel costs.
The third step involves the release of 34 million farmed tiger prawns in 17 coastal fishing communities, an initiative that began with the release of 2 million tiger prawns at Pa Khlok in addition to the plating of 250 trees in the surrounding waters. of Naka Island.