The Mekong Fish Network supports partners in the lower Mekong River basin to advance the study and management of the region’s unique and valuable aquatic life. We work to build technical capacity and improve science communication in this ecologically diverse and productive region.
17 Feb 2015
The Mekong Fish Network was recently represented by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at the Global Conference on Inland Fisheries held at the FAO Headquarters in Rome from 26-28 January. This conference was the first of its kind to focus at a global level on issues of food security, economic, and ecological issues related to inland/freshwater fisheries. Themes of the conference addressed a number of questions, including:What role does biological ... Read More
2 Feb 2015
World Wetlands Day (today) celebrates the important role that wetlands play in communities across the globe. February 2 marks the day of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in 1971. Although wetlands offer many benefits to surrounding communities, they are generally overlooked and are often destroyed to make way for human development. Not only do wetlands provide a home to over 100,000 freshwater species, they can also help fight ... Read More
30 Dec 2014
The major difference between a successful wildlife protected area and a “paper park” that exists in name only is enforcement of the protected area’s regulations. Recognizing this, FISHBIO recently conducted training for enforcement teams to patrol the new Fish Conservation Zones (FCZs) we have helped establish in three villages in northern Laos. FCZs are community-managed areas; therefore, local communities play a vital role in ensuring that the regulations ... Read More
24 February 2014
When he finally finished making the less-than-perfect cake with support from Huong and her children, the loud applause he received from the surrounding crowd caused him ... Read More
23 February 2015
Falling crop yields, damage to infrastructure and heat-related illnesses brought on by climate change could cost the four Southeast Asian countries of the lower Mekong River basin ... Read More
21 February 2015
Apiarists usually gather there when thousands of hectares of cajuput forest is in blossom. The immense canopy is where bees come for nectar every day. Each ... Read More
22 February 2015
Michael Jenkins believes there’s more than one way to hug a tree.
The president of the Washington-based nonprofit Forest Trends is trying to recast the long-running debate ... Read More
Zambia Daily Mail
2 February 2015
GIVEN the low levels of employment and low agricultural yields in Mwandi district, overfishing is threatening fish stocks in the upper Zambezi River and it ... Read More
29 January 2015
In 1932, while European countries simmered on the brink of war, the U.S. and Canada reached an unprecedented agreement in the name of peace and goodwill.
The ... Read More
Science World Report
18 February 2015
Global warming may just increase upwelling in several ocean current systems around the world by the end of this century. The findings could mean some ... Read More
FIS United States
13 February 2015
Closing the high seas to commercial fishing could distribute fisheries income more equitably among the world’s maritime nations, according to research from the University of ... Read More
New York Times
4 February 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson was diving off Borneo when she was struck without warning by shock waves.
“I could feel it in my chest — ... Read More
Disclaimer: The Mekong Fish Network compiles recent, relevant news stories to inform its members of current events in the Mekong Basin and worldwide. The MFN does not guarantee that the information contained in these stories is accurate or complete, and does not endorse opinions that may be presented.