NAKHON SI THAMMARAT – Fishermen in Khanom district of Nakhon Si Thammarat and prominent firms have organized a project to increase the volume of aquatic creatures in the country’s natural waters by releasing over five million shrimp and horse crabs into the Gulf of Thailand.
The project results from cooperation between the Khanom District Fishermen’s Association, Chevron Exploration and Production Thailand Co., PTTEP Plc. and Khanom Electricity Generating Co.
The project which has been running for nine years, saw the delivery of 5.5 million Black Tiger shrimp and horse crabs to representatives of the local fishermen to release in Khanom Bay in the Gulf of Thailand.
The Khanom District Fishermen’s Association President Thanin Darnsuwan, said today that the project is a cooperative effort between various sectors to conserve natural resources and the environment and increase the volume of aquatic creatures in natural waters and ensure an income for local fishermen.