SEAFDEC signs MOA to support research on rehabilitation of oil rig platform

SEAFDEC together with the PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) Public Company Limited, Department of Fisheries (DOF) of Thailand, Faculty of Fisheries of Kasetsart University, and Prince of Songkla University signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on 19 December 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand for the implementation of the project on the rehabilitation of fisheries habitats in the oil rig platform in the Gulf of Thailand. The signing ceremony was attended by the SEAFDEC Secretary-General, Ms. Malinee Smithrithee; representative from PPTEP, Mr. Montri Lawanchaikul; Director-General of the DOF Thailand, Mr. Chalermchai Suwannarak; representative from Kasetsart University, DrSutkhet Nakasathien; and representative from the PSU, Mr. Sakanan Platong

The objectives of the project are to enhance fishing activities by developing and restoring aquatic habitats, fishery resources, and marine ecosystems, as well as promote aquatic resource management in accordance with the concept of sustainable and balanced marine ecosystems. The MOA is effective from 19 December 2022 to 18 December 2025.