Pattaya releases 2,000 fish for World Environment Day

Friday, 13 June 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 24 By  Jetsada Homklin

Pattaya officials released 2,000 silver perch into the sea as the city marked World Environment Day.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presided over the June 4 event, a day before the official United Nations celebration to raise awareness about environmental conservation, food shortages, energy crises and population growth. This year’s theme was “Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level.”

City workers joined the Naklua Bay Conservation Group and Central Center at Jomtien Beach, where they picked up garbage and cleaned the shoreline.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (center) helps release 2,000 silver perch into the sea for World Environment Day.Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (center) helps release 2,000 silver perch into the sea for World Environment Day.

Workers from the city Public Health and Environment Department’s Natural Resources Office then released the fish before offering a lecture on the benefits reaped from the beach and conservation of the diversity of the marine environment.

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