Phuket conservationists butt heads with locals on coral reef

Certified are preventing to cease a bay being dredged in Ao Kung in Pa Khlok, on Phuket’s east coast, as they say it will damage nearby coral reefs. A former village headman says the bay must be dredged because fishing boats have a hard time getting to the port at low tide. At a gathering with representatives of native authorities workplaces, and about 180 native residents, the bulk voted to dredge the bay. But the leader of the Baan Ao Kung Mangrove Forest Conservation Group said the assembly was “truly unfair to stakeholders.”
Yesterday, the chief submitted an objection to the meeting’s consequence. The former village headman acknowledged the group’s concern, and said the authorities’ examination of areal pictures confirmed the surroundings and nearby mangrove forests wouldn’t be impacted. The headman stated, “There have been several rounds of hearings of public opinions in which the bulk agreed to take motion. Therefore, the Marine Department should now conduct the dredging.”
Ao Kung has a lot coral that it’s generally known as “Coral Island.” Many guests have posted photographs of all of the coral they’ve seen throughout low tide. In 2018, the mangrove conservation group stopped a sports complicated from being constructed on the bay as a end result of it was concerned about the environmental impression.

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