Embassy Update No. 5/2018 – On the Path to Sustainable and Ethical Fisheries

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MFA Press Release: Thailand’s Response to the Comments of Human Rights Watch on the Protection of Labour in Fisheries Sector

With regard to the Human Right Watch (HRW)’s open letter to the Royal Thai Government concerning labour reforms in the Thai fisheries industry, dated 13 April […]

MFA Press Release: Thailand’s Progress on Traceability Systems for Fish and Fishery Products

Thailand, as one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of processed aquatic animal products, is determined to develop a credible traceability system for aquatic animals, […]

MFA Press Release: Thailand Sets up Special Arrest Teams for Fishing-related Crimes at Sea

In March 2018, H.E. General Chatchai Sarikulya, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, appointed five special arrest teams to inspect and arrest offenders of […]

MFA Press Release: Thailand Announced the Roadmap towards the IUU-Free Thailand

On 3 April 2018, the Thai Cabinet approved the roadmap for the development of Thailand’s fisheries to be free from aquatic animals and fisheries products obtained […]

MFA Press Release: Thai Courts Delivered a 9-year-and-4-month Prison Sentence for a Human Trafficking Case in the Fisheries Sector and Another 5-year Imprisonment to Government Officials Demanding Benefits from a Human Trafficking Case

On 14 March 2018, the Criminal Court sentenced two defendants on charges of human trafficking on a fishing vessel to a 9-year-and-4-month period in prison. The […]

MFA Press Release: Meeting Between the Deputy Prime Minister and the Executive Director of the Environmental Justice Foundation

On 21 March 2018, Mr. Steve Trent, Executive Director of the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister General […]

MFA Press Release: Thailand Approved Draft Regulation for Sea Fishing Workers to Receive Monthly Wages via Bank Transfer

On 27 March 2018, the Thai Cabinet approved the draft Ministerial Regulation on Labour Protection in Sea Fishing Work (No. …), B.E. …., which contained important […]

MFA Press Release: Thailand Boosts Up Efficiency on IUU Fishing Related Cases’ Judicial Process

On 17-18 March 2018, Thailand organised a workshop to help promote an integrated approach in combatting IUU fishing. The participants were 101 representatives from Thailand’s Criminal […]

MFA Press Release: Thailand Heads towards the Establishment of a Union for Fishery Workers

On 18 March 2018, representatives from the public and private sectors as well as from civil society organisations, and relevant government agencies, namely, the National Fisheries […]

Embassy Update No. 4/2018 – Intensified Actions Against IUU and Labour Malpractices

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MFA Press Release: The Criminal Court Issued a Fine of over 88 Million Baht in an Illegal Overseas Fishing Vessel Case

On 28 February 2018, the Criminal Court sentenced the owner of the fishing vessel “Ceribu” to pay a fine of over 88 million Baht (approximately 2.3 […]