Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Local-Fisherman-27MZIFIPKRB5.htmlConceptually similarThai Rayon PCL FactoryGP02BEZCompleted★★★★Fishing Folk in Sing Buri ProvinceGP02BBXCompleted★★★★Fishing Folk in Sing Buri ProvinceGP02BBYCompleted★★★★Fisherman with Fish in Sing BuriGP02BFECompleted★★★★Man making FishnetGP02BFGCompleted★★★★Wat Chaiyo TempleGP02BF2Completed★★★★Communities along the Chao Phraya RiverGP02BEKCompleted★★★★Woman with Striped CatfishGP02BF1Completed★★★★Local FishermanGP02BEYCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BF0Local FishermanMr. Samnow Thonghuat, 48 years old, is a local fisherman. He earns about 400-800 Baht daily income from selling approximately 20-50 kgs of native fish he catches and sells on the market. In the background we can see THAI RAYON PCL., a manufacturer of synthetic textile fibre located alongside of the Chao Phraya river in the Ang Thong province. Local fishing in Chao Phraya provides significant income for communities along the river. However, the river fishery is becoming less popular for new generations due to low income generation and less availability of fish due to poorer water quality and land-use changes that affects the fish population.Locations:Ang Thong-Chao Phraya River-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:19 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Asian ethnicities-Boats-Canals-Chemical industry-Chimneys-Day-Factories-Fishers-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Low angle view-Men-One person-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Textile industry-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.