Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Fisherman-at-the-Chao-Phraya-River-27MZIFIPGEQX.htmlConceptually similarFisherman at the Chao Phraya RiverGP02BDFCompleted★★★★Family at the Samrong CanalGP02BDCCompleted★★★★Communities along the Chao Phraya RiverGP02BEKCompleted★★★★Mother and ChildGP02BDBCompleted★★★★Woman in Garden near Samrong CanalGP02BDECompleted★★★★Fishing Folk in Sing Buri ProvinceGP02BBXCompleted★★★★Fishing Folk in Sing Buri ProvinceGP02BBYCompleted★★★★Man making FishnetGP02BFGCompleted★★★★Local FishermanGP02BF0Completed★★★★View AllGP02BG0Fisherman at the Chao Phraya RiverA local fisherman of the Klong Mahawong Community, who lives near one of the most polluted canals of the Chao Phraya river; Samrong Canal. He has been fishing in the canal for all of his life, the differences now are that there is much less fish to catch, and the fish he catches should not be eaten right away due to the oily smell, so he has to contain it in clean water for a few days before the fish can be eaten. A recent Greenpeace report reveals high levels of toxic pollution in this canal. The study shows the presence of heavy metals, hormone disrupting chemicals, and human carcinogens in water and sediments.Locations:Chao Phraya River-Samut Prakan-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:21 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Asian ethnicities-Canals-Chemical industry-Fishers-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-One person-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Signs-Toxic symbol-Toxics (campaign title)-Trees-Water pollutionShoot:Chao Phraya River DocumentationRiver and water use documentation of the Chao Phraya river. The Chao Phraya River basin is the largest in Thailand, draining approximately 30% of thecountry. Along its course this river passes through several cities, including Bangkok, andultimately flows into the Upper Gulf of Thailand. After passing through Bangkok, and before entering the Gulf, the Chao Phraya flows through Samut Prakan Province. A number of large canals connect to the Chao Phraya in this province, an area that houses a wide range of industrial facilities. A recent Greenpeace report reveals hazardous chemicals in the discharges from these factories, and high levels of toxic pollution in the canals. The study shows the presence of heavy metals, hormone disrupting chemicals, and human carcinogens in water and sediments.