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.
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
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
Viet Nam News
18 May 2015
HCM CITY (VNS) — Soil erosion caused mainly by lower levels of water in rivers and canals in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta has damaged ... Read More
13 May 2015
When Hai Thach weighed his rice harvest last week it was half as much as it should have been. But it was still better than 2013, ... Read More
12 May 2015
A pair of giant barb (Catlocarpio siamensis) with a total weight of 252 kg was transported from Laos to HCM City on May 5.
The big fish ... 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
30 April 2015
At three inches long, the delta smelt is one of the smallest fish in California — but ounce for ounce, no species statewide carries more weight. ... 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.