Fisheries production

Fish farming and aquaculture

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 ...

Over 700 illegal fishermen netted

A four-month government campaign has exposed 730 cases of illegal fishing on Tonle Sap lake. Noa Thuok, secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, said 30 people have been sent to court so far as a result of the inter-ministerial crackdown, which began in ...

Govt to promote sustainable fishing

A sustainable coastal fisheries project aimed at conserving coastal fish resources is being implemented by the Myanmar and Denmark governments, according to Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tun Lwin. An agreement was signed in December 2016 between both countries, ...

Diversify food sources, experts tell forum

Cambodia needs to diversify its food sources and improve marine conservation efforts amid dwindling numbers of fish stocks in the Mekong River, which remains one of the main sources of fish for Cambodians, experts said on March 30. During a Sustainable Mekong Research Network (Sumernet) forum ...

Call for ban on Mekong dams

A group of 50 youth, community and civil society representatives from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand gathered to celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers in Kratie province on March 14. They used the event in Sambo district to urge the government and the ...

Agreement to conserve Mekong River fish

Cambodia and Laos have formed a joint committee aimed at preserving and increasing the population of freshwater fish in the Mekong River. The committee was formed because of declining fish stocks in part due to illegal fishing and the construction of hydropower dams. In a ...

Role of fisheries emphasised

A spate of reports by WorldFish, an international organisation that researches how fisheries can help reduce poverty and hunger, illustrates how the fishing industry supports the economic survival of many of the Kingdom’s inhabitants. The reports give an inside look at the role fisheries play ...

All imported raw prawns to be pulled for white spot testing; fears that prices will rise

There are fears the price of prawns is about to go “through the roof” following a decision by the Federal Government to recall all imported raw prawns. The importation of green, or uncooked, prawns into Australia was suspended in January, but prawn farmers have expressed ...

Three fish species known as ‘sea monsters’ in danger of extinction

Ca ho (Catlocarpio siamensis), vo co (Pangaius sannitwongsei) and tra dau (Pangasianodon gigas) living in the Mekong Delta are all large-size fish which can reach 300 kilos in weight and three meters in length. They are all in danger of extinction. ​As they have enormous ...

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