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Captains to face more charges in whale shark incident

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11 hours ago, nchuckle said:

I’m sure you’ll correct me if necessary,but pulling up an an aquatic animal of that size by the tail ,used to having it’s weight supported in the water is surely bound to cause serious,probably fatal internal injuries? 

I know certain whales would be killed by their own weight, not sure about whalesharks though.

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Whale shark fishing boats prevented from leaving port

These two fishing boats have now been painted with some red bands to show that they are not allowed to leave port.

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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Lt-General Jaruwat Waisaya, Chief of the Office of Legal Affairs and Litigation, has ordered officials to question every person involved in the ‘whale shark’ incident last Friday.

 

Two fishing boats were captured on video by a nearby diving boat trying to free a whale shark that was caught up in one of their fishing nets. The crew wrangled with the big fish for 10 minutes before it was filmed slumping, apparently dead, back into the water.

 

“If they are found guilty, legal action must be taken. Officials are taking this very seriously.”

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/whale-shark-fishing-boats-prevented-from-leaving-port

 
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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Whale shark fishing boats prevented from leaving port

These two fishing boats have now been painted with some red bands to show that they are not allowed to leave port.

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

S__5603401.jpg

  

Lt-General Jaruwat Waisaya, Chief of the Office of Legal Affairs and Litigation, has ordered officials to question every person involved in the ‘whale shark’ incident last Friday.

 

Two fishing boats were captured on video by a nearby diving boat trying to free a whale shark that was caught up in one of their fishing nets. The crew wrangled with the big fish for 10 minutes before it was filmed slumping, apparently dead, back into the water.

 

“If they are found guilty, legal action must be taken. Officials are taking this very seriously.”

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/whale-shark-fishing-boats-prevented-from-leaving-port

 
thtthaiger.png
-- © Copyright The Thaiger 2018-05-24

I don't know what is wrong with this country. In my view, these fishermen have been arrested, boats impounded, for being caught releasing a whale shark from their nets. I can almost guarantee the whale shark was the target species, it got caught in the nets, this happens from time to time. Not nice, but it does happen.

 

I am a person who is deeply concerned about protection of endangered species, but unless the fishing boats were in a protected area, they have very little control as to larger fish/mammals going into there nets.

 

Now to make it worse, it appears the authorities are using a lobster puree to mark the boats as not being able to leave port........:sad:

 

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On 5/22/2018 at 3:57 PM, Bob12345 said:

If that was the case, then sure they should be punished.

Guess there are more stories and articles going around as this one only mentions the whale shark "ending up in their net" (which makes it sound like an accident) and they had to get it aboard first to be able to release it from the nets.

 

I seriously hate Thai reporting as they are never able to give the complete story.

All they do is retell what one source told them without asking a second source, without asking an expert, withough giving any insights.

"I seriously hate Thai reporting as they are never able to give the complete story.

All they do is retell what one source told them without asking a second source, without asking an expert, withough giving any insights."

 

 

But where lies the truth in reporting?

 

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2 hours ago, chrisinth said:

I don't know what is wrong with this country. In my view, these fishermen have been arrested, boats impounded, for being caught releasing a whale shark from their nets. I can almost guarantee the whale shark was the target species, it got caught in the nets, this happens from time to time. Not nice, but it does happen.

 

I am a person who is deeply concerned about protection of endangered species, but unless the fishing boats were in a protected area, they have very little control as to larger fish/mammals going into there nets.

 

Now to make it worse, it appears the authorities are using a lobster puree to mark the boats as not being able to leave port........:sad:

 

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"I can almost guarantee the whale shark was the target species,"

Don't think that is what you wanted to say, but do agree with what you wrote.

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18 minutes ago, stevenl said:

"I can almost guarantee the whale shark was the target species,"

Don't think that is what you wanted to say, but do agree with what you wrote.

Ooops, lost a 'not' there somewhere!

 

Cheers for pointing that out.

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