Fisheries production

Fish farming and aquaculture

Snakehead fish farmers required to register: gov’t

Snakehead fish farmers are required to register with the Fisheries Administration as part of new regulations aimed at better governing and monitoring an industry that became legal in April after an 11-year ban. According to Hav Viseth, deputy director-general of the Fisheries Administration, farmers that operate ...

Experts urge action to end mass fish kills

Massive fish die-offs in many regions across the country recently have raised a big question about how local authorities should mitigate water pollution in aquaculture breeding areas.Last month, more than 1,000 tonnes of fish raised in cages along the Cai Vung River in the southern ...

Fish kill blamed on pollution

A total of 1,119 tonnes of fish raised in cages along the Cai Vung River died from 3 to 9 February, according to the latest statistics released by the An Giang and Dong Thap provinces’ agricultural sector on 15 February. The Cai Vung River is the ...

Shrimp peeled by slaves in Thailand

Pervasive human trafficking has helped turn Thailand into one of the world’s biggest shrimp providers. Despite repeated promises by businesses and government to clean up the country’s US$7 billion seafood export industry, an Associated Press investigation has found shrimp peeled by modern-day slaves is reaching ...

Parasite blamed for fish deaths in Sihanoukville

Fish farms in Sihanoukville have lost an estimated 100 tonnes of fish to an aquatic parasite infestation in the past five days, Fishery Administration officials said on 1 December. The parasite, known as “marine velvet” or Amyloodinaum Ocellatum, feeds on fish tissue – giving it a ...

Yields from fishing take a dive

Exports of fresh fish and fish products fell significantly during the first nine months of the year, raising concerns about businesses and families operating in the Cambodia’s fisheries sector. Fresh and frozen fish export shipments fell 21 per cent during the first nine months of the year ...

Farming bivalve molluscs for export favourable in Vietnam

Raising bivalve molluscs for export is currently a promising potential for Vietnam as global markets have a growing appetite for the product and the total domestic farming area could be enlarged, many insiders have said.   Data from the Directorate of Fisheries show that the bivalve mollusc ...

Costco sued over claims Thai shrimp harvested with slave labour

Costco Wholesale Corp was sued for selling farmed shrimp from Thailand, where slave labour and human trafficking in the fishing industry are widespread, and allegedly misleading US consumers about it. A California woman, Monica Sud, filed what may be the first such lawsuit against the retailer ...

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