SAMUT SAKHON, June 30 (TNA) - As a large amount of fishermen plan to  stop fishing  from Wednesday in protest against...

Vendors Start Hoarding Seafood As Fishermen Plan to Stop Fishing

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SAMUT SAKHON, June 30 (TNA) - As a large amount of fishermen plan to  stop fishing  from Wednesday in protest against  the stiffer rule  by the  government on unlicensed  fishing trawlers, vendors  have started buying and hoarding seafood  in anticipation that its prices would increase.
 
The general atmosphere  at Talae Thai Market in Samut  Sakhon province, near Bangkok,  which is the largest seafood market in Thailand has been active since early Tuesday  after  vendors in  the province  and elsewhere in the country  rushed to buy  seafood products  at the market.
 
Expressing his concerns  if fishing trawlers stopped  catching marine products from tomorrow, Pongrerk Ruangchaisit, a major  shopper at the market, said  the operational costs of every related fishing industry  will increase  while consumers  will have no alternative but to buy  seafood at a more expensive prices.
 
Mr. Pongrerk said he personally wanted  the  government  negotiated with the disgruntled  fishermen. 
In the southern  resort of  Songkhla, more than 100 trawlers anchored  at the piers and plan to hold talks with representatives of  the provincial  fishery association in order to explore way  to settle the problem.
 
Most of the medium and small-sized  fishing trawlers do not have fishing licences. The government wants  the owners  to register their fishing boats, have legal fishing licences, install fishing gear matching equipment they registered with  and install  a vessel monitoring  system on fishing boats as required by the new law. (TNA)