The Department of Fisheries is unhappy with a proposal by the United States and South American nations to put sharks and manta rays on Cites's protection list to control international trade of the fish species.
Pol Maj Gen Kiattipong Khawsamang, commander of Surat Thani provincial police, receives the Clark R Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award 2013 from John E Scanlon, right, secretary-general of Cites, at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center Tuesday. The award is given to law enforcement officers with outstanding records in fighting crime involving wildlife. PANUMAS SANGUANWONG
Bangkok is hosting the 16th conference of the parties to the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) which will run until March 14.
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