Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Local-People-Fishing-27MZIFIPKPKP.htmlConceptually similarWat Chaiyo TempleGP02BF2Completed★★★★Local FishermanGP02BF0Completed★★★★Communities along the Chao Phraya RiverGP02BEKCompleted★★★★Fish Market in Chai Nat ProvinceGP02BBHCompleted★★★★Fish Market in Chai Nat ProvinceGP02BBFCompleted★★★★Fish Market in Chai Nat ProvinceGP02BBGCompleted★★★★Fish Market in Chai Nat ProvinceGP02BBECompleted★★★★Fresh Market in Chai Nat ProvinceGP02BF3Completed★★★★Fishing Folk in Sing Buri ProvinceGP02BBXCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BEXLocal People FishingFishing is a popular leisure time activity for local peoplenear the Chao Phraya river.Locations:Ang Thong-Chao Phraya River-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:19 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Asian ethnicities-Canals-Chemical industry-Day-Fishing (activity)-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Outdoors-Recreation-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Toxics (campaign title)-Two people-Water pollution-WomenShoot: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.