The Mekong Fish Network connects researchers across borders in the lower Mekong River basin to improve the study, management, and conservation of the river’s unique and valuable fish and wildlife. We work to advance the scientific capacity of regional researchers and institutions, facilitate the sharing and standardized collection of data, and help inform resource use decisions in this ecologically diverse and productive region.
August 20, 2014
Endangered fishes of the genus Probarbus and many other aquatic animals are now protected in several deep pools and spawning habitats of the Mekong River. As part of a project funded by the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund, FISHBIO organized a ground-breaking ceremony to install signs at three new Fish Conservation Zones (FCZs) in Luangprabang Province of northern Lao PDR. The workshop was held in Pakpee, a village of the Kamou ethnic group ... Read More
March 31, 2014
Can protected areas for fish benefit both fish populations and fishing communities? This is a question the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and FISHBIO have been investigating in Lao PDR, and address in a new report. In 2004, WWF officially established Fish Conservation Zones (FCZs) in the Nam Kading River, Central Lao PDR, as part of their Community Fisheries Program (ComFish). The goals of these no-fishing zones are ... Read More
February 21, 2014
Fresh roasted fish and sticky rice accompanied conversations about fish populations and community fisheries management at a lunch celebrating the close of the Mekong Fish Network’s first participatory fisher survey program in Lao PDR. FISHBIO conducted this pilot study with a grant from the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, and facilitation help from the Sang Thong District Agriculture and Forestry Office. For three months, fishermen from the villages of ... Read More
The Wall Street Journal
20 August 2014
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it has won a ... Read More
Tuoi Tre News
13 August 2014
Catching fish and trapping rats by electrocution has become prevalent in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam even though it causes more and more accidental deaths ... Read More
Thanh Nien News
13 August 2014
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has scrapped 12 planned hydropower projects citing low economic benefits and high social and environmental risks, said Dang Huy ... Read More
23 August 2014
More than 1.6 million Filipinos earn a living from resources from the sea and 85 percent, or 1.1 million, are near-shore fishermen.
It should be noted that ... Read More
12 August 2014
An international angling group should stop awarding weight-based world records for fish species threatened with extinction, researchers argue in a new study. The awards encourage the ... Read More
South China Morning Post
23 April 2014
The possible home of the endangered and highly priced Hong Kong grouper in Sai Kung should be turned into a marine park to better ... Read More
21 April 2014
The seafood on your dinner plate is starting to look a little fishy.
A new study that examined illegal and unreported marine harvests brought into the United ... Read More
26 March 2014
Our oceans make up 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, contain 80 percent of all biodiversity, drive global weather systems and have provided a wonderful and ... Read More
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
25 March 2014
The United States, the EU, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, and Colombia earlier this month pledged to scale up efforts to counteract ... 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.