TRAT: The fishing trade on this jap province has been severely affected by the scarcity of migrant staff for the reason that border between Thailand and Cambodia was closed to stem the Covid-19 pandemic, a fishing boat proprietor mentioned on Sunday.
Boonmee Apibansri, who owns 4 fishing boats, mentioned though there are nonetheless some Cambodian migrant staff remaining within the province, they’re few and much between.
The border closure as a result of Covid-19 has made it troublesome for Cambodian migrants to return to Thailand to work, he mentioned.
Typically fishing boats have to go away the shore with only some crewmen, who should subsequently work tougher than normal.
When the crew are again to the shore, their means to calm down is restricted by the requirement to put on face masks, keep away from crowded locations and observe different restrictions, he mentioned.
Other than the scarcity of migrant staff, the fishing trade has been hit by low fish costs as a result of weak demand, leading to a drop in income such that it’s troublesome to fulfill gasoline and labour prices, Mr Boonmee mentioned.