Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Fisherman-in-Samrong-Canal-27MZIFIPQB_1.htmlConceptually similarFisherman at Samrong CanalGP02BANCompleted★★★★Fisherman at Samrong CanalGP02BE8Completed★★★★People Living at Samrong CanalGP02BAUCompleted★★★★Communities along the Chao Phraya RiverGP02BEKCompleted★★★★Fisherman at Samrong CanalGP02BARCompleted★★★★Fisherman at Samrong CanalGP02BAQCompleted★★★★Man making FishnetGP02BFGCompleted★★★★Fisherman with Fish in Sing BuriGP02BFECompleted★★★★Local Population in Phraya RatchamontriGP02BFYCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BEFFisherman in Samrong CanalA man is checking his fishing net before putting it into the canal. This type of fishing net has been extensively used and installed in front of most houses along the canals. The canal is connected to the lower part of the Chao Phraya river. The upper part of the canal is home for thousands of families who uses the water for their livelihoods, such as fishery, aquaculture, agriculture, transportation, and daily domestic use such as cleaning and washing. The water quality deteriorates as it travels downstream.Locations:Chao Phraya River-Samut Prakan-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:18 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Asian ethnicities-Boats-Canals-Chemical industry-Day-Fishers-Fishing (activity)-Fishing nets-KWCI (GPI)-Men-One person-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-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.