WWF, fisheries dept announce community co-management for aquatic reserves

World Wide Fund for Nature in Laos (WWF-Laos) in cooperation with the Department of Livestock and Fisheries on Wednesday announced community fishery co-management regulations for Xebanghieng River’s 10 fish reservations of Savannakhet province, focusing on protection of threatened aquatic species.
The announcement and official launch of the administration of 10 fish reservations in 10 targeted villages are under the ‘Fishery Community Co-Management in Xebanghieng River Project’.
WWF-Laos and the Department of Livestock and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the project on March 14, 2019.
This project is as part of the government’s overall plan to ensure that fish and other natural aquatic resources of the Mekong River and its tributaries are managed sustainably.
The project directly targeted 10 villages in the three districts of Thapangthong, Songkhon and Phin in Savannakhet province, which have an estimated combined total population of 73,000 people.

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