Pattaya officials released 10,000 fish and crabs 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.
City workers joined staff of area hotels, the Naklua Bay Conservation Group, students and teachers at Jomtien Beach, where they picked up garbage and cleaned the shoreline. Workers from the city Public Health and Environment Department’s Natural Resources Office then released the white perch, blue crabs and other species of marine life.
Representatives from Central Festival Pattaya Beach join Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome in releasing blue crab and white perch into to the sea.