Describe of Area

The second type of the prohibition fishing areas is specified by the Announcement of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives to prohibit against the use of some fishing gears in some localities without time limit, for 16 announcements, covering all coastal provinces as shown in Table.

 

Besides, there are measures against fishing that cover all over the country as follows:

Prohibition of fishing of Serrated mud crabs, Flower crabs, and Crucifix crabs.

Prohibition of Fishing of all kinds of sea turtles and tortoises, including their eggs and rare marine mammals such as Dugong, Dolphins, Whales.

Prohibition of push nets used with motor vessel in fishing.

Prohibition of surrounding nets having meshes of smaller than 2.5 centimeters in width in fishing at night.

Determination of mesh sizes of nets in fishing anchovies.

Determining the area in which shellfish dredges are prohibited with motor vessels.

Prohibition of the use of nets or any kind of fishing gear with luring electric lights in fishing squids.

Prohibition of Auan Rang and Furk Rang in Fisheries.

Prohibition of Seb bag nets, Rua Sai Man, Kan Su rua Si Ma and Li or other similar fishing gears in Fishing.

Prohibition of certain kinds of gears in fishing in the area which are habitat of coral reefs, pinnacles, or artificial refs.

Prohibition of the use of mineral sucking machine or similar fishing gears of similar use in fisheries.

  

Table  Prohibition of certain kinds of fishing gears in some localities

 

Notifications

Declared date

Area (km2)

Prohibition of trawl and push nets in fishing in Ao Phang Nga. 14 December 2541 2,652.40
Prohibition of trawl and push nets used with motor vessels in fishing in some localities of Trang. 9 October 2007 1,339.28
Prohibition of trawl and push nets used with motor vessels in fishing in some localities of Krabi. 9 October 2007 1,763.50
Prohibition of trawl and push nets used with motor vessels in fishing in some localities of Prachuap Khiri Khan. 9 October 2007 n.d.
Prohibition of trawl and push nets used with motor vessels in fishing in some localities of Rayong 3 January 2008 613.18
Prohibition of trawl and push nets used with motor vessels in fishing in some localities of Narathiwat. 3 January 2008 299.48
Prohibition of trawl and push nets used with motor vessels in fishing in some localities of Pattani. 3 January 2008 668.77
Prohibition of trawl and push nets used with motor vessels in fishing in some localities of Satun. 29 January 2552 629.33
Prohibition of lift nets and falling nets used with electricity generators in some localities and determining mesh sizes of nets used with electricity generators in fishing anchovy. 23 March 2001 n.d.
Prohibition of all kinds, categories, and sizes of surrounding nets used with motor vessels in fishing in some localities of Trat. 24 January  1985 414.89
Determining the area in which shellfish dredges are prohibited with motor vessels in some localities of Samut Sakhon. 17 March 1975 203.57
Prohibition of certain kinds of fishing gears in fishing in the specified seagrass bed. 16 May 1992 157.72
Prohibition of Beam trawls used with motor vessels in some localities of Chonburi province. 23 March 1999 3,452.72
Prohibition of certain kinds of fishing gears in some localities of Prachuap Khiri Khan. 19 October 1999 n.d.
Prohibition of trawl, push nets and seashell dredges in fishing in Chong Ko Chang, Trat. 28 March 2000 414.89
Prohibition of Seashell fishing. 18 September 2008 16.14

Source: Department of Fisheries (B.E. 2009) and Department of Coastal and Marine Resources (B.E.2555a)