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Fisheries dept. calls on people to release native Thai fishes rather than non-native

 

BANGKOK, 14 April 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Fisheries has urged people who wish to release water animals into natural water sources during the Songkran festival to choose native Thai species in order to maintain the balance in the ecological system. 

Director-General of the Department of Fisheries Adisorn Phromthep called on people not to release non-native water animals into natural water resources since they will affect the ecological diversity by causing damage to the native ones. He added that non-native water animals will make the native ones, such as Common snakehead, Walking catfish, carp and Seven-striped barb risk being extinct. 

The director-general also suggested that people should consider the compatibility between the fishes they want to release and the environment in order to increase the animals’ survival rate. 

Releasing Thai fishes into the places where they can survive is a form of merit-making as well as another way to help increase the abundance and ecological diversity in Thailand, said Mr. Adisorn.

 
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-- nnt 2017-04-14
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