has been slower than anticipated.    When adding these
Agriculture and Livestock
losses to the damage sustained by tourism infrastructure
estimated at USD 340.9 million,
25
  the impact on the
The tsunami washed away existing crops or damaged
tourism sector is approximately USD 1.8 billion.
them through the salt water it deposited in the soil.  It
also damaged oil palm and coconut plantations as
Fisheries
trees were uprooted by the action of the waves.  The
total agricultural land affected by seawater intrusion
The tsunami caused heavy damage to fishing boats
was estimated at about 2,000 hectares and approxi 
and gear as well as to the aquaculture infrastructure
mately 1,200 farming  families were affected by the
located in the Andaman Sea, and consequently affected
tsunami.   The agriculture sector sustained damages
the livelihood of large numbers of fisher folk in the
of around USD 0.2 million.
28
   Production losses based
coastal areas of the tsunami affected provinces.
on loss of standing crops, reduction in productivity for
the following two years and the cost of reinstating the
The assessment of the damage to the fisheries sector
plantations were estimated at USD 2.4 million.
29
   Thus,
is shown in Table 10 below.
Table 10: Damage to the Fisheries Sector
Hatcheries
Fishing boats
Fishing gear
Province
(persons)
Total (USD)
(boats)
(per person)
Krabi
892
1,044
1,390
4,667,556
Phang Nga
1,807
1,876
991
22,235,658
Phuket
740
1,441
721
8,398,129
Ranong
1,229
776
845
4,157,243
Satun
1,127
31
1,438
2,907,079
Trang
480
817
1,283
1,678,451
Total
6,275
5,985
6,668
44,044,117
Source: DDPM report, July 2005
The projected losses of catch in the fisheries sector and
the economic impact of the tsunami on the agricul 
production losses in aquaculture were assessed at USD
ture sector amounts to USD 2.5 million.
94.5 million.
26
Over 5,000 cattle/buffaloes, 8,600 sheep/goats/pigs
In addition, there was extensive damage to cage
and 521,000 poultry were affected by the tsunami, of
aquaculture and to other fish farming, causing damages
which over 420 cattle/buffaloes, 2,600 sheep/goats/
valued at USD 26 million.
27
pigs and 7,700 poultry birds perished.  The shortage of
feed for the surviving animals was also a critical prob 
I
Thus, on adding the projected losses to the damage,
lem for the 5,000 livestock farmers affected by the tsu 
MA
the total estimated impact of the tsunami in the fishery
nami.
30 
   The tsunami caused loss of livestock estimated
N
around USD 0.4 million.
31
U
and aquaculture sector is estimated to be USD 138.6
S T
million.
EH
Infrastructure
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25
F
 ADPC report, August 2005
26
 O
 ADPC report, August 2005
Physical infrastructure and utility systems were destroyed
T
27
 Report of Joint FAO/MOAC Detailed Technical Damages and
C
Needs assessment Mission in Fisheries and Agriculture Sectors
or damaged by the tsunami in the six affected provinces.
PA
in Tsunami Affected Six provinces in Thailand, 11 24 January
Electricity, water supply, transport and communication
 IM
2005
E
28
 DDPM report, July 2005
systems were estimated to have sustained damages
H T
29
 ADPC report, August 2005
of USD 25.9 million, and revenue losses of USD 20.9
 1
30
 DLD/MOAC, January 2005
T
million.
32
R
31
 DDPM report, July 2005
32
PA
 ADPC report, August 2005
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