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.
November 17, 2014
What scientific information can government officials and others use to validate, identify, and prioritize needed scientific studies in the Mekong River Basin related to sustainable river resources and ecosystems? That was the focus of the recent Mekong River System Science Data Workshop: Science for a Sustainable Mekong River System, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 16-18 September 2014. The workshop was hosted by the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and ... Read More
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
The Cambodian Daily
25 November 2014
TAKHMAO CITY, Kandal Province – Man Sophal unzipped a plastic tarp covering a metal structure in front of his villa, revealing rows of perforated PVC ... Read More
25 November 2014
Vietnam’s environmental police have seized a record haul of over 1,000 endangered sea turtles which were being prepared for illegal export to China, an official said ... Read More
23 November 2014
Viet Nam must improve its ability to control invasive alien species (IAS), participants said at a workshop on Wednesday in Ha Noi.
IAS refers to animals ... Read More
21 November 2014
SYDNEY—Must conservation and economic development always be locked in combat, with no hope for one unless the other is suffering?
18 November 2014
SYDNEY — Each morning at the famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, large tuna are auctioned off, sold to become sushi, sashimi and other tasty meals. ... Read More
Daily Mirror 11 November 2014 The ever increasing list of fish species which have come under the threat of extinction – the Red List – has confined the growth of the ornamental ... Read More
21 November 2014
ISLAMABAD: The world Fisheries day was celebrated on Friday throughout the world including Pakistan by the fisherfolk communities.
A recent United Nations study reported that more than ... Read More
20 November 2014
TATEYAMA, Japan — Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is ... Read More
15 November 2014
Tech giant Google Inc. along with environmentalists Skyruth and Oceania recently embarked on a daunting task of monitoring overfishing around the world’s oceans.
The project necessitates ... Read More
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