Government, experts differ on fisheries outlook

Phnom Penh Post Government officials presented a rosier outlook for the Kingdom’s imperiled freshwater fisheries than that espoused by scientists and conservationists at a global workshop on fisheries, food security and nutrition that wrapped up in Siem Reap on Friday. In his opening remarks, Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhay Ly claimed the government has strengthened enforcement of the Read More…

Green infrastructure: Solution to many urban problems

VietNamNet Bridge In Vietnam, some cities and provinces are thinking of developing green infrastructure, including Can Tho. Green infrastructure is a network of infrastructure items designed to provide ecosystem services. The network can improve environmental conditions, helping improve people's health and quality of life. It also supports a green economy and enhances biodiversity. Tran Van Read More…

Man who illegally imported turtles from Vietnam pleads guilt

Los Angeles Times A man from the Little Saigon area of Westminster pleaded guilty today to a felony charge for illegally importing more than a dozen federally protected turtles and fish species from Vietnam. Kevin Duc Vu, who sold fish and turtles on the internet, faces up to 20 years behind bars when he is sentenced Feb. 5 by U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder. Vu, 44, admitted in Read More…

Fishing business deal turns sour

Khmer Times A 23-year-old businessman was yesterday charged in Phnom Penh Municipal Court with cheating more than $230,000 from a Vietnamese fish exporter.    Interior Ministry police officer Ly Sothy identified the suspect as Ngin Sok Heng and said he was facing between six months and three years in jail for breach of trust. The suspect was arrested on Tuesday following a legal complaint Read More…

Climate change brings opportunity to restructure Mekong Delta economy

Vietnam Net Bridge The principle that Vietnam needs to pursue now is not to confront nature, but to respond appropriately and flexibly to new circumstances, such as climate change, by restructuring the economy, according to Hoang Quoc Tuan, a renowned agriculture expert. About inaccurate perceptions, Tuan said one of these is that the Mekong Delta needs to serve as the ‘rice granary’ Read More…

Fishermen to raise issues at World forum

Deccan Chronicle The issues of fish workers across the globe will be raised at the seventh general assembly of World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) to be held in New Delhi  from November 15 to  21.  The representatives from over 60 countries will  participate in the event organised by the National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF). The WFFP assembly is convened once in three years and the last one Read More…

Mass fish release on Lo River on Vu Lan fest

Vietnam Plus More than 1.2 tonnes of young fish were released onto the Lo River in the northern province of Tuyen Quang on September 4 on the occasion of the Buddhist festival of Vu Lan. Of the total, there were 10,000 fry of indigenous fish species that are facing extinction. The event aimed at promoting the protection and conservation of marine resources. The Vu Lan festival, also Read More…

Murky data on water pollution puts health at risk in Asia

Reuters In Mongolia, herders living outside the capital Ulaanbaatar, near the Tuul River, fear deteriorating water quality is making their livestock sick. In Indonesia, shrimp farmers in Serang who rely on the Ciujung River have seen their catches fall, and some have developed skin problems. In south-central Thailand, villagers near the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, home to petrochemical Read More…

Rural Vietnam areas face environmental pollution

Vietnam Plus The use of pesticides and chemical fertiliser in farming and the discharge of solid waste from craft villages and households are the main causes of rural environmental pollution, which has become more severe recently in a country with nearly 67 percent of the population living in rural areas. According to  the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA), a lot of waste is generated Read More…

Cambodia Government OKs Fisheries Amendment, Allows Smaller Mesh

The Cambodia Daily Streamlining fisheries cantonments and allowing finer fishing nets to allow for a bigger catch will be introduced as part of an amendment to the Fisheries Law signed off by the Council of Ministers on Friday, an official said. The amendment gives provincial agriculture departments the responsibility to oversee the work of provincial fisheries cantonments, said Ing Try, Read More…