MFA Press Release: Thailand and ILO Conducted Training Courses to Protect Labour in the Fisheries Sector

The Ministry of Labour of the Kingdom of Thailand and the International Labour Organization (ILO) has co-organised three capacity building training courses for labour inspectors. The […]

MFA Press Release: New Law Makes Changing Employers, Work Places and Types of Work Easier for Foreign Workers

On 6 March 2018, the Thai cabinet approved the drafted amendments to the Royal Ordinance on the Management of Foreign Workers Employment B.E. 2560 (2017). The […]

MFA Press Release: Thailand’s Views on International Labour Organization’s “Ship to Shore” Project

With reference to the launch of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) “Ship to Shore Rights” project’s baseline research on 28 February 2018, on the particular interests […]

MFA Press Release: NGO Affirms Greater Improvement in Labour Conditions within the Fisheries Sector

On 11 March 2018, H.E. Mr. Virachai Plasai, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations in New York, presided over the opening of […]

MFA Press Release: Thailand Joins Hands with NGOs Establishing Labour Network in Sea Fisheries Sector

On 19 February 2018, Thai Government established “the Working Group on Labour Relations Promotion in Sea Fishing Operation” with the aim of improving labour relations systems […]

MFA Press Release: The Criminal Court’s Special Chamber of Judges on Illegal Fishing Cases Delivered a Hefty fine of 2 million Bahts on the Case of Thai Overseas Fishing Vessel

On 22 February 2018, the Special Chamber of Judges on Illegal Fishing Cases at the Criminal Court imposed a two-million Baht fine for illegal fishing on […]

MFA Press Release: Rescue Operation to Assist a Myanmar Fishing Crew in Thai Waters

On 21 February 2018, Thai authorities joined forces in providing assistance to a Myanmar fishing crewman on board “Limudomchai 25” fishing vessel who was suffering from […]

MFA Press Release: Prime Minister led the Cabinet to Visit Samut Sakhon Province for a Follow-up Session to Address Illegal Fishing and Labour in the Fisheries Sector

On 5 March 2018, H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, led the Cabinet on an official visit to Samut Sakhon Province […]

MFA Press Release: Thai Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives inspecting Operation to Combat IUU Fishing in Chonburi Province

On 8 February 2018, Mr. Lak Wajananawatch, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, led a delegation to Chonburi Province to inspect Thailand’s effort to combat IUU […]

MFA Press Release: Thailand has set up the Flying Inspection Team to increase the effectiveness of the PIPO Control Centers

The Royal Thai Government has strengthened the Port-in Port-out (PIPO) Control Centers’ monitoring capacity through the setup of a mobile inspection unit “Flying Inspection Team” or […]

MFA Press Release: 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 […]