Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Local-Fisherman-27MZIFIPK2P8.htmlConceptually similarLocal FishermanGP02BF0Completed★★★★Communities along the Chao Phraya RiverGP02BEKCompleted★★★★Wat Chaiyo TempleGP02BF2Completed★★★★Thai Rayon PCL FactoryGP02BEZCompleted★★★★Fishing Folk in Sing Buri ProvinceGP02BBXCompleted★★★★Fishing Folk in Sing Buri ProvinceGP02BBYCompleted★★★★Fisherman with Fish in Sing BuriGP02BFECompleted★★★★Man making FishnetGP02BFGCompleted★★★★Local People FishingGP02BEXCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BEYLocal FishermanLocal fishing in the Chao Phraya river provides significant income to communities along the river.Locations:Ang Thong-Chao Phraya River-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:19 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Canals-Chemical industry-Fishers-Fishing (activity)-Fishing nets-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-One person-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-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.