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new law aimed at curbing environmental damage

Prachuap Khiri...
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new law aimed at curbing environmental damage

A new law aimed at curbing environmental damage will go into effect in July on the Thai islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

The new measures will include a strict ban for at least the next two years on the feeding of marine life, wastewater dumping, fishing or anchoring on coral reefs, walking on the seabed, and new seaside construction, according to Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Director Jatuporn Burutphat.

The government initiative follows a no-smoking and no-littering law that was enacted on the islands a few months ago.

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Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: new law aimed at curbing environmental damage

New initiative- great Leads to new law - so far, so good! Law enacted - wonderful! Law enforced - therein lies the rub! (Shakespeare - "that is where the problem lies!.)

Prachuap Khiri...
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2. Re: new law aimed at curbing environmental damage

Yes, and curious, how 'walking on seabed' will be interpreted. Posted more as a head's up for that one. See if anyone gets a fine for wading in the surf......555

Enforcing 'waste water' part could shut down half or more of the resorts at some places.

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3. Re: new law aimed at curbing environmental damage

If you google 'sea-walking' you'll see it's some stupid underwater activity, they have it on Samui I believe.

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