Ranong is the second largest Burmese community in Thailand, where many migrants work in the fishing and its related industries. However, the community has been hit by an economic downturn in part caused by the loss of fishing concessions from Burma.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2001Myanmar
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2004Myanmar
Life on a Thai fishing boat isn’t all plain sailing for Burmese crews...
"When 29-year old Win San signed on as a boatswain on a Thai fishing trawler he looked forward to a profitable voyage in the Andaman Sea off the coast of his native Burma. Instead, he ended up in an Indonesian jail, accused of illegally fishing in that country’s waters.
Saphan Plah wharf (upgrading) where Burmese enter into Ranong.