Fish, clams set free for World Environment Day

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Pattaya commemorated World Environment Day by releasing nearly 50,000 fish into the sea.
Pattaya commemorated World Environment Day by releasing nearly 50,000 fish into the sea.

Pattaya commemorated World Environment Day by releasing nearly 50,000 fish into the sea.

Nongprue Deputy Mayor Suwaj Rochatawajanakul and Pattaya City Councilman Choluek Chotekamjorn presided over the event held on Pattaya Beach three days ahead of the official worldwide Environment Day.

Together they released 40,000 white sea bass and 7,000 clams near Central Road.

The officials said Thailand’s theme for this year’s World Environment Day is “zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade”, which hopes to raise awareness about how some species are going extinct due to poaching and trade.

Following the fish release, the 300 people attending joined to walk the entire beach and pick up trash.