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Marine life released to preserve Phuket̕s coastal ecology

Marine life including 10,000 wing shells, 3,000 barramundi and 150 kilograms of black crab were released into the sea at Pa Khlok Bay Wednesday (February 4) as part of an activity aimed at preserving the coastal ecology of the area.

marine life PhuketPhuket Govornor, Nisit Jansomwong chaired the actvity at what is Phuket̕s largest seagrass area which is home to a variety of marine life including five rare dugongs.

Marine life including 10,000 wing shells, 3,000 barramundi and 150 kilograms of black crab were released into the sea at Pa Khlok Bay Wednesday (February 4) as part of an activity aimed at preserving the coastal ecology of the area.

Governor Nisit explained that the activity will help enrich coastal nature.

“Activities like this one today will be held every year to help increase marine life. This will enrich the environment of the mangrove and the coast of Pa Khlok Bay,” he said.

“Along with the 200 attendees we invited to today̕s event, we also invited students from the local school as we want to make them know how important it is to preserve the coastal ecology. It will also make them feel attached with nature in their homeland.”

He went on to say how Pa Khlok Bay covers 1,900 rai and has eight species of seagrass.

There is around 26,000 rai of seagrass in the area from Phuket to Phang Nga Bay, and this area is essential for allowing aquatic animals to grow properly.

For Phuket, Pa Khlok Bay is the most plentiful and biggest seagrass area where dugongs and other marine life can still live peacefully.

“It is not only the marine life, but also the local people who benefit from this activity, said the Governor.

“We preserve the area so that only local fishermen can fish in this area and not industrial trawllers that can harm aquatic animals and nature. It is to sustaine their careers and those that live relying on the sea,” he concluded.

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