Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Fishing policy and administration

Some 100 rare fish released into Mekong

The Wonders of the Mekong project and the National Fisheries Administration – in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration in Stung Treng province – released 100 endangered fish into the Mekong River on May 16, said a Fisheries Administration official. Srey Sam Vichet, head of the provincial ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Cambodia creates safe zones for rare Mekong River dolphins

Cambodia has created Irrawaddy dolphin conservation and protection zones covering a 120-km-long stretch of the Mekong River in the Stung Treng and Kratie provinces, according to a sub-decree. Signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the sub-decree said the safe zone for the rare animal included 35 ...

Perspective | Giant Catch in the Mekong Reveals Mysteries of Biodiversity Hot Spot

The Mekong River, the longest waterway in Southeast Asia, is often called the world’s most productive river because it holds a greater abundance of freshwater fish than any other river basin on the planet. From an ecological standpoint, there is one stretch of the river, in ...

Stefan Lovgren, special to Circle of Blue

Vietnam’s fishermen battle a lack of fish and China

In a cell at Tanjung Pinang in Riau, Indonesia, 64-year-old Vietnamese fisherman Nguyen Van Tu struggles alone with aching legs. He has not been found guilty of any crime, but has been detained for more than 20 months.  In the summer of 2020, the pair of ...

Vo Kieu Bao Uyen

What Vietnam can learn from Thailand’s fight against illegal fishing

Illegal fishing activities conducted by Vietnamese vessels have spiked during the first six months of 2022, with most boats caught encroaching into the waters of Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing has long been a conundrum for Vietnam. In October 2017, the country was issued ...

THƯ NGUYỄN HOÀNG ANH

New hope for Mekong ‘megafish’

Weighing in at 661 pounds, a giant stingray hooked by a fisherman in Cambodia’s Mekong River earlier this month has taken the title of world’s largest freshwater fish. Nicknamed “Boramy,” or “full moon” in the Khmer language, the female ray — which was released — raises ...

Vanessa Bauza

Cambodian fisherman accidentally hooks giant freshwater ray in Mekong

A 180kg female giant freshwater stingray was accidentally caught by Mekong River fishermen in Koh Preah community in Koh Preah village and commune of Stung Treng province’s Siem Bok district. Sin Piseth, a river guard based in Koh Preah village, told The Post on May 9 ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya/The Phnom Penh Post

After Long Delay, Indonesia Repatriates 200 Vietnamese Held for Illegal Fishing

Indonesia this week repatriated 200 Vietnamese fishermen who languished at immigration detention centers for months amid the coronavirus pandemic after local authorities confiscated their boats on suspicion of poaching in Indonesian waters, officials said Wednesday. Another 216 fishermen from Vietnam will be sent home in October, ...

Reported by BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service.

Vietnam’s prime minister orders an end to illegal fishing this year

Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked his government’s ministries and agencies to put an end to illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing by the end of 2021, with the goal of obtaining removal of the European Commission’s yellow card. Chinh made the statement in ...

Toan Dao

Many fishing boats in Mekong Delta stay ashore

Many localities in the Mekong Delta are currently undergoing social distancing according to Directive No.16 of the Prime Minister, so trade activities of seafood products encounter difficulties, dragging prices down, causing many fishing boats to operate ineffectively. Besides, the fishing grounds are increasingly depleted, and ...

By Tan Thai – Translated by Thanh Nha

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