Thiha Thway, a Moken fisherman, after spearing a pufferfish in waters in the Myeik Archipelago. Photo: AFP Thiha Thway, a Moken fisherman, after spearing a pufferfish in waters in the Myeik Archipelago. Photo: AFP
Thiha Thway, a Moken fisherman, after spearing a pufferfish in waters in the Myeik Archipelago. Photo: AFP

Myanmar’s ‘Sea Gypsies’ threatened by dynamite fishing and drugs

Destruction has been wrought by fishing boats, many believed to be from neighbouring Thailand, which use dynamite and trawlers to sweep the seabed

Thiha Thway, a Moken fisherman, after spearing a pufferfish in waters in the Myeik Archipelago. Photo: AFP Thiha Thway, a Moken fisherman, after spearing a pufferfish in waters in the Myeik Archipelago. Photo: AFP
Thiha Thway, a Moken fisherman, after spearing a pufferfish in waters in the Myeik Archipelago. Photo: AFP
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