Laws concerned with the conservation of seagrasses

There are many laws concerned with the conservation of seagrasses including Fishery Act B.E. 2490 (as amended in B.E. 2496 and 2528), Export and Import Control Act B.E. 2522, Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act B.E. 2535, National Park Act, B.E. 2504, Wildlife Preservation and Protection Act, B.E. 2535 (Department of Marine and Coastal Resource B.E. 2490). In difference from the laws of coral reefs or mangrove conservation, seagrasses cannot be directly protected by these laws. In addition, only the seagrass beds in Trang Province are directly protected by the law of protected area which officially announced by Trang Province. This provincial announcement on prohibition of certain kinds of fishing gears in restricted seagrass areas as the follows:

Prohibition of any push nets used with motor vessel in fishing.

Prohibition of beach seine nets and floating seine nest with underwater slotting machine in fishing.

Prohibition of beam trawls in fishing.

Prohibition of fishing within the first 3,000 meters of nearshore waters of Ko Sukorn, Palien District, Trang Province.