MFA Press Release: The Inauguration of ‘Demonstration Boat’ to Promote the Welfare of Seafarers

In accordance with the Royal Thai Government’s policy to promote the welfare of seafarers onboard fishing vessels, the Department of Fisheries, Nestlé S.A., and Thai Union […]

MFA Press Release: Thailand is preparing to declare the IUU-free Thailand Policy

Thailand has declared the prevention, deterrence, and elimination of the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as a national agenda, and has pursued the reform of […]

MFA Press Release: Thai Labour Minister Briefing on Labour-related Issues in Thai Fisheries and Seafood Processing Sectors

On 15 February 2018, Police General Adul Sangsingkeo, Minister of Labour of the Kingdom of Thailand, gave a briefing to foreign and Thai media on the […]

Embassy Update No. 3/2018 – Better Protection for Labour

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MFA Press Release: Thai court imposed an 11-year prison sentence on two defendants guilty of human trafficking on board fishing vessel

On 31 January 2018, the Anti–Human Trafficking Section under the Criminal Court sentenced two defendants found guilty of human trafficking offences to prison for 11 years […]

MFA Press Release: Thailand prosecuted 7 Stateless Fishing Vessels

From December 2017 – February 2018, the Thai public prosecutors have prosecuted 7 stateless fishing vessels on three offences, namely, the falsification of Port-in Port-out documents […]

MFA Press Release : Thailand’s effective fleet management and the deployment of police officers at the Fishing Monitoring Center

Since the commencement of Thailand’s fisheries reform in 2015, the Royal Thai Government has put tremendous effort in managing its fishing fleet of more than 50,000 […]

MFA Press Release : Thailand has improved the fishing license issuance process for more effective measures on IUU fishing prevention

On 19 January 2018, Mr. Adisorn Promthep, Director-General of the Department of Fisheries and Mr. Jirut Wisanjit, Director-General of the Marine Department, announced at the press […]

MFA Press Release : Thai Court has fined three overseas fishing vessels for over 130 million Baht on illegal fishing charges

On 28 December 2017, the Court of First Instance ruled that three fishing vessels titled “Yu Long 125”, “Yu Long 6” and “Hung Chi Fu 68” […]

MFA Press Release: The prosecution of the fishing vessel “Chotchainavee 35” and the rescue missions of the Thai fishing crews on “Chotpattana 51” and “Chotpattana 55”

On 15 January 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was informed by the Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo, while simultaneously received the alerts from the Directorate-General […]

Facts and Figures: Thailand’s Tangible Progress in Combatting IUU Fishing and Forced Labour

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MFA Press Release : Thailand’s Comments on Report on Labour Situation in Fishing Industry of Human Rights Watch

With regard to the Report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on 23rd January 2018, entitled “Hidden Chains: Right Abuses and Forced Labour in Thailand’s Fishing […]