Invasive ‘alien’ fish all come from same parent stock, tests show

Thailand made significant strides to rid of the blackchin fish that have spread to numerous counties.

Invasive ‘alien’ fish all come from same parent stock, tests show
Blackchin fish are highly adaptable and can survive in waters with a range of conditions, according to experts in the field of fisheries. ( Photo: Nutthawat Wichieanbut )

According to the Department of Fisheries, there are restrictive blackchin fish from Africa found in the waters of 13 Thai regions.

The department’s increased efforts to remove the fish from nearby waters are reflected in the assurance of the results of DNA testing.

The office is also conducting studies on how to sterilize fish, beginning with a pilot project in Phetchaburi on Wednesday.

A unique commission, led by Agriculture Minister Thamanat Prompow, includes experts and representatives from the residents of the damaged areas.

Municipal commissions will make recommendations for rules that are suitable for their circumstances. With guidelines for acceptable prices, this may involve catching the seafood and grinding them until they are ready for use in feed or fertilizer.

According to Isra News Agency, CP Foods, a subsidiary of the Charoen Pokphand farming company, imported two thousand blackchin fish from Ghana in 2010. The Samut Songkhram province-based organization had a force to examine the fish for breeding purposes.

The seafood had later been notified by the business to the fish section that the fish had passed away within three days of being transported to Thailand and had been buried. However, as their population grew, indigenous fish started declining in number as they eventually started appearing in local waterways.

It was reported in 2017 that only around 50 of the classic blackchin fish remained. DNA testing on those fish furthermore confirmed that they were from the original family property.

According to Dr. Wanna Sirimanapong, an associate professor of clinical science at Mahidol University, the three components of advice for dealing with aggressive bass are making the best use of the bass, studying their life pattern, and sharing the knowledge with the community to maintain the ecosystem’s balance.

A more detailed protocol is required to prevent this kind of issue from occurring in the future because the protocols for regulating the imports of mysterious species in Thailand are also ineffective, according to Dr. Wanna.

Nattacha Boonchaiinsawat, a Bangkok MP with the Move Forward Party and vice-chairman of the council, said the issue caused by the blackchin fishes had become serious.

” Southwestern individuals are now concerned about the fish that are encroaching in their waters. This concern could result in a 1-billion-baht lost in the watery economy”, Mr Natthacha said.

He promised to call CP Foods representatives to call them to ask them about the breeding study and how the fish does have spread.

A native of Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thian&nbsp region reportedly invested 300,000 baht in a prawns pond that was eventually destroyed by blackchin tilapia. To pay off the debt, the producer had to sell the land. This reflected the significant effect of the issue, the MP said.