Enforce strict penalties on litter from boats and ships

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Editor;

I am from the UK and I come to Pattaya every year. I make it my second home and I enjoy fishing, especially out on the boat. Whilst I am out fishing I have noticed tonnes of litter and household waste floating in Pattaya Bay which is being thrown overboard. This is killing the marine life and putting an end to the fishing industry.

I feel that stricter penalties should come into force for those who do this. In the UK we do impose fines for fly tipping and leaving litter on our beaches, and it also may carry a prison sentence. I feel that the Thai government should enforce these penalties to try and keep the beaches litter free and keep marine life healthy.

Gary Albiston