The Canary reports on the announcement by an official from the government of Thailand about a permanent ban on new licences for bottom trawlers. The announcement came at Blue Ventures and the Transform Bottom Trawling event at the UN Ocean Conference.
BV’s head of advocacy Annie Tourette told The Canary at the conference, Thailand’s move isn’t common on the world stage presently. She asserted that it is: “not something we are seeing in many other countries, including in the EU and the UK.”
Tourette said it would be welcome if other countries followed Thailand’s lead. The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), however, declined to comment on whether it would do so.
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