Pattaya releases 10,000 fish for World Environment Day

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The Rayong Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center gave aquatic animals to Pattaya City Hall as part of its campaign for World Environment Day on June 5.

Jaroen Reunghataidhamma, director of the Rayong department, presented 10,000 silver perches and spotted Babylon fish to Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn for use by the Environment Department June 3.

Jaroen Reunghataidhamma (right), director of the Rayong Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center, presents fish to Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn on the occasion of World Environment Day.
Jaroen Reunghataidhamma (right), director of the Rayong Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center, presents fish to Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn on the occasion of World Environment Day.

Some 400 government officials, teachers, students and staffers from the Dusit Thani Hotel and Long Beach Garden and Resort then released the fish at Jomtien Beach.

The Environment Department participated in Thailand’s national campaign, “Zero Tolerance for illegal Wildlife Trade” as part of this year’s ecological commemoration. The hope was to raise awareness about the buying, selling and killing of protected species.

Wutisak said the city is also doing its part for the environment by rehabilitating Pattaya and Jomtien beaches.

Staff of the Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel pose for a group photo before releasing their fish.
Staff of the Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel pose for a group photo before releasing their fish.
Dozens of students and teachers took part in the World Environment Day activities.
Dozens of students and teachers took part in the World Environment Day activities.
You’re free to go, little fish. Now go find Nemo.
You’re free to go, little fish. Now go find Nemo.