Talaad Thai opens rent free zone for seafood farmers

Wholesale market Talaad Thai, has opened a rent free zone for seafood farmers affected by the current COVID-19 outbreak, providing them with rent free retail booths for three months starting from 20th January.
Talaad Thai has joined forces with the Department of Fisheries and the Department of Internal Trade to provide rent free retail spaces for fish and seafood farmers affected by the current COVID-19 outbreak, where the seafood industry has been particularly heavily affected.
The Department of Fisheries Director General Meesak Pakdikong, said today this new marketplace will sell GAP certified seafood items by affected farmers and fishermen, while Talaad Thai in Pathum Thani is in itself an important wholesale market serving merchants and modern trade businesses around the country.
With this campaign, registered farmers and fishermen will be given their retail spaces to sell their product rent free from 20th January to 20th April, for a duration of three months.
Some 200 farmers have so far applied to participate in the campaign. They are from Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi, and Chachoengsao. Most of them are GAP-certified farmers of giant prawns, whiteleg shrimps, and barramundi.
Mr Meesak said this marketplace will be firther developed into a contemporary seafood market with excellent food safety and hygiene standards, allowing customers to purchase items at a reasonable price directly from the producers without involving a middleman. The market will be implementing strict health and safety measures as recommended by the Ministry of Public Health to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


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