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
26 March 2015
Unnatural and harmful fishing methods are depleting fish stocks in unsustainable ways across the country, but localities lack the means to stop them, a Tin Tuc ... Read More
Thanh Nien News
20 March 2015
An extremely rare giant barb weighing 135 kilograms have been transported from Cambodia and sold to a restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, local media ... Read More
13 March 2015
Year in, year out, throngs of fishermen head for the lower reaches of Tien and Hau rivers in the Mekong Delta around the beginning of year ... Read More
23 March 2015
Jacob Katz stands atop a long, narrow wall of rock and gravel, gazing east over an expanse of off-season rice fields a few miles west of Sacramento. ... Read More
17 March 2015
Conservationists are eagerly awaiting the results of a UK study into whether it is possible to track endangered sharks via environmental DNA (eDNA).
If successful, it could ... 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
20 March 2015
“Namibia stands at the threshold of moving, in very short time, from being the worst country in the world for seabird bycatch, to the very best”, said ... Read More
The Washington Post
16 March 2015
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has announced a plan to crack down on the multibillion-dollar global black market in seafood, an effort that would try ... Read More
10 March 2015
Pacific coast fishery managers on Tuesday made a landmark decision to protect species at the bottom of the ocean food chain.
The Pacific Fishery Management Council, which ... 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.