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Songkhla

General Information

Description
Country Thailand
Latitude 7° 27' 35" (7.4600)
Longitude 100° 22' 47" (100.3800)
State

Physical Characteristics

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Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues Unsustainable fishing is a serious problem at Songkhla Lake. Fish traps are so pervasive, particularly in the lower part of the lake, that changes in water flow appear to be limiting fish and shellfish migration. The number of fish farms has also jumped almost 10 times in less than 20 years. Average overnight catches have dropped 40% over the last 20 years (2003).
Other Issues Nutrient pollution
Polluted runoff
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description
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Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

ILEC Database
Songkhla Lake Information

News

10/3/2003 - Songkhla lake: An elevated road to be first project
10/1/2003 - Fish traps destroying aquatic mammal population
6/2/2003 - Songkhla: Hidden tunnels and green adventures
2/28/2003 - Mangrove reforestation & dredging may hamper efforts to restore Lake Songkhla
2/2/2003 - Rare dugongs, Irrawaddy dolphins spotted off Trat
2/1/2003 - 'Harmful' wetland proposals get boot
6/1/2001 - Environment board rejects underwater road tunnel

Additional Data Sources

International Lake Environment Committee, the United Nations Environment Program and Environment Agency, Government of Japan. 1997. World Lakes Database.

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