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.
22 Jul 2015
It may seem surprising that an interdisciplinary group of researchers spent a week in a Vietnam forest looking for fishes in dry wetlands, but the lack of water was part of the point. We wanted to know which fish could survive Southeast Asia’s dry season in this kind of extreme habitat. Our team of researchers and graduates students from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos heave teamed up to investigate the Retracing migrations of Mekong River mud carp
6 May 2015
When researchers want to understand where a fish spends its time, they often use tagging techniques to track the fish’s movements, like a detective tailing a suspect in real time. However, another method to track a fish’s whereabouts involves using its ear bones to retrace its movements long after the fact. Otoliths are the ear bones located in the head of most bony fishes, and they provide useful records of ... Read More
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
27 July 2015
To welcome the launch of the Asean Economic Community and help Greater Mekong Subregion countries cope with e-commerce, an international conference was held recently to bring ... Read More
10 July 2015
Fears of increasing water temperatures in Lao rivers caused by global warming is concerning an expert as more fish are set to be released next week ... Read More
The Saigon Times
19 June 2015
Representatives of Can Tho University have proposed building Mekong Delta Museum of Natural History in Can Tho City since the city ... Read More
26 May 2015
Protected areas are the cornerstone to prevent species extinctions. The Convention on Biological Diversity have set a target to protect 17% of all terrestrial land by 2020.
Many ... Read More
15 May 2015
Grazing fish can help save coral reefs, but not all grazers are created equal, according to a Florida International University study published in Marine Ecology Progress Series.
A ... Read More
4 May 2015
In 2012 and 2013, poachers killed 10% of the global population of forest elephants. 100,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks between 2010 and 2012. ... Read More
19 May 2015
An end to poaching will benefit ocean conservation and fishing communities worldwide, an Australian-led scientific study shows.
Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) ... Read More
27 April 2015
The EU not only has a great responsibility to demonstrate legal and sustainable seafood supply chains to its consumers. It must ensure that its access to abundant ... Read More
The Star Online
27 April 2015
THE European Union has given Thailand, the world’s third-largest seafood exporter, six months to crack down on illegal fishing or face a trade ban on ... 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.