Volunteer Thai divers remove nets that break coral and devastate reefs

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Volunteer Thai divers remove nets that break coral and devastate reefs” – below is their description.

    In the Ko Losin, a marine protected area off the coast of Thailand’s southern Pattani province, volunteer divers have conducted a two-day operation to remove abandoned fishing nets that covered coral reefs. The nets measuring 2,750 square metres (29,600 sq ft) had been lodged in the reefs for about a month and a half before the removal action in June 2021. The volunteers from SOS Group said they go out on at least five such expeditions each year.

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