Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Fishing-Folk-in-Sing-Buri-Province-27MZIFIORUP8.htmlConceptually similarMan making FishnetGP02BFGCompleted★★★★Fishing Folk in Sing Buri ProvinceGP02BBXCompleted★★★★Portrait of Man in Sing BuriGP02BFFCompleted★★★★Fisherman with Fish in Sing BuriGP02BFECompleted★★★★Portrait of Woman in Sing BuriGP02BFHCompleted★★★★Communities along the Chao Phraya RiverGP02BEKCompleted★★★★Local FishermanGP02BEYCompleted★★★★Woman with Striped CatfishGP02BF1Completed★★★★Local FishermanGP02BF0Completed★★★★View AllGP02BBYFishing Folk in Sing Buri ProvinceA group of fishing folk is making fishnets which they will need to catch the fish from the Chao Phraya river. Local fishing in the Chao Phraya river provides significant income for the communities along the river. However, the river fishery is in decline for the new generations due to low income and less availability of fish. This is probably caused by poorer water quality and land-use changes that affect the fish population.Locations:Chao Phraya River-Sing Buri-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:20 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4896px X 3264pxKeywords:Asian ethnicities-Canals-Chemical industry-Day-Fishers-Fishing nets-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Small group of people-Toxics (campaign title)-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.