Fisheries production

Fish farming and aquaculture

Cambodia-Laos border fisheries management plan aimed to realise a 10% increase in fish stock

Targeting a 10-percent increase in fish abundance in the Mekong and Sekong Rivers by 2021, fisheries experts from Cambodia and Lao PDR shared today the progress in fish monitoring activities that set a baseline, and continued discussions on the formation of a joint fisheries management ...

Mekong River Commission

Vietnam’s shrimp producers worried about plan to dam Mekong River

There is increasing worry in Southeast Asia about the impact on regional seafood production from Chinese plans to dam and widen the Mekong River under its “One Belt, One Road” scheme. Published at the recently concluded Congress of China’s Communist Party, the plan calls for a ...

Gao Fu Mao

A Bright Future in Cambodia’s Energy Sector?

Rather than ecologically harmful dams, Cambodia should explore solar power to fill its energy gap.[] One such project is the proposed Sambor Dam, to be located on the Mekong River’s mainstream at Sambor town, Kratie province, Cambodia. This would be one of eleven large hydropower dams ...

Sabrina Gyorvary

Citizen guards protect fish stocks on a fragile river

In the rainy season, shrubs and small trees are submerged in the Sesan River. The Sesan runs from east to west from Vietnam’s central highlands across the northern Ratanakiri region of Cambodia where it flows into the great Mekong River. [] But this community in Cambodia’s northern ...


Irrawaddy dolphin numbers rise

Nine critically endangered Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins, were born this year, but two of them died, the World Wildlife Fund has said. In a statement issued on Friday, the WWF said the population continues to be threatened by illegal fishing and hydropower dams.Keep reading ...

Pech Sotheary

New facilities to develop aquaculture in Laos

Several new facilities that will help increase fish production in Laos and improve the livelihoods of people engaged in fishing are being built under a project for Strengthening Research and Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture. The construction was launched last week by the Deputy Minister ...

Fisheries income rises despite falling exports

Exports of fish fell in the first four months of 2017, but income from the fisheries sector increased by nearly half compared with the same period last year. According to an Agriculture Ministry report, income from the fisheries sector between January and April was $230,653, up ...

Mass fish deaths occur in Kien Giang

Residents Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang have discovered a large number of fish deaths on water surface along seashores of Kien Luong district and town of Ha Tien since May 7th. Director of the Kien Giang’s Department of  Agriculture and Rural Development Mr. Nguyen ...

Aquaculture export to reach $13b

Việt Nam’s exports of marine aquaculture produce is expected to reach US$12-13 billion by 2020 and $30-35 billion by 2030, according to the Việt Nam Sea Culture Association. Nguyễn Hữu Dũng, the association’s president, said with its long coastline and more than 3,000 islands and ...

Kheng addresses illegal fishing before elections

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on April 19 called on authorities to ramp up a crackdown on illegal fishing ahead of upcoming commune elections, prompting one fisheries activist to question whether the action would continue after it ceased to be politically expedient. In his remarks, given at ...

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