Sa Mae Sarn Fishing InspectionDirector-General of The National Police Bureau has inspected the fishing port of Sa Mae Sarn, Amphur Sattahip, Chon Buri province. He emphasized that all fisherman must abide by the law.
SATTAHIP – July 25,2015 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 11.00 a.m., Pol.Gen. Somyos Phoomphanmuang (Director-General of The National Police Bureau) had assigned Pol.Gen. Aek Angsananon (Deputy Director-General of The National Police Bureau) to go and visit the Port In – Port Out (PIPO) of Sa Mae Sarn to hold a meeting together with all the related organizations. Captain Anucha Bootsingkhorn (Head of PIPO) explained about the problems of fishing in an area. Then Deputy Director-General of The National Police Bureau and group of people went to inspect the various ports and also informed all fishing operators to abide by the laws set by the government and the Thai fishery law and legislation.
Pol.Gen. Aek Angsananon (Deputy Director-General of The National Police Bureau) revealed that from the meeting the Command Centre for Combating Illegal Fishing (CCCIF) and the subcommittee of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing : IUU Fishing) no. 5/2558 on July 17, 2015 at the Government House, General Prawit Wongsuwan (Vice President of IUU Fishing Committee), who chaired the meeting had ordered all responsible organizations to cooperate together in solving the fishing problems. He also ordered the National Police Bureau to crack down on all illegal fishing, illegal hiring of alien workers and human trafficking as set by the law of the European Union (EU).
Pol.Gen. Aek Angsananon also ordered officers to support the operation of IUU to solve the fishing problems by being stationed at the PIPO centres of 22 coastal provinces for 3 months. This operation will be conducted by an operational plan of prevention and suppression on illegal fishing, workers and human trafficking. This operation will be performed strictly because at the moment Thailand is under consideration of EU to be set free from the rules of the IUU Fishing.