Phuket’s tuna industry falling behind, Phuket VP calls to coach fishermen

In a meeting yesterday, Phuket’s Vice Governor Pichet said the provincial authorities wants fishermen to develop stronger skills with tuna and tuna fishing practices. He stated strict fishing laws have already lowered the variety of tuna caught within the province. Another problem is that Thailand doesn’t have correct tuna fishing boats. VP Pichet mentioned amendments to current legal guidelines on which vessels are used might be mentioned.
VP Pichet mentioned that earlier than strict laws have been imposed, Phuket tuna made billions of baht each year. The VP’s plan to get the tuna business back on high of things is solely one of a quantity of plans in an financial improvement scheme generally recognized as GEMMSST: Gastronomy, Education, Medical & Wellness, Marina Hub, Sports & Events, Smart City, and Tuna.
Now is meant to bolster the Phuket province’s economy so it will be much less dependent on tourism. VP Pichet said all departments must be included in the discussion on the way to promote Phuket as a tuna centre (dare we say ‘hub’) in ASEAN.
“We need to remedy the issue of fishermen who still have no idea about tuna or different details, and apply skills, especially from those who have data or expertise”.
A task force headed by native fisheries shall be set as a lot as train local fishermen in Tuna fishing strategies which might be in keeping with current laws and guidelines..

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