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An EJF briefing prepared for Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan of the Royal Thai Government

  • Publication Date  2017-08-05
  • Type  Report

Enabled by political commitment at senior levels, the RTG has introduced a new legislative framework and regulations for fisheries, established technology-assisted monitoring and inspection regimes and has further signed up to the first of several key international instruments that are required in the fight against IUU and human trafficking. While the Thai reform path has been positive, gaps and shortcomings persist. EJF is encouraged by the proposed measures to address IUU as discussed at the Royal Thai embassy in London in July, but additional, structural measures are absolutely crucial if the reforms are to be effective, successful and entrenched inthe long-term.