Community Fishing Day in Laos

The Nam Ngum River in Laos creates a swamp near the capital city of Vientiane, and one day each year this normally protected area becomes a hive Read More…

Innovative Solutions for Fish Passage

Water infrastructure is being developed at an increasing rate in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), and fish passage technology may help alleviate some of the impacts on Read More…

The Scoop Net Brigade

Fishes of the genus Schistura can be commonly found in the rivers of Lao PDR. Catching these small loaches that live among the stones of the riverbed Read More…

Fish Face: Garra fuliginosa

While it is common for fish biologists to encounter some strange fish throughout our careers (see Got teeth, Jabba the Hutt?, Cute or ugly?, The old man Read More…

Breaking Ground on Fish Conservation Zones

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 Read More…

Home safe home

Wind and strong sunshine marked a recent day of fieldwork as we documented the boundaries of proposed fish safe havens on the Mekong River in Lao PDR. Read More…

Living treasure: Jullien’s Golden Carp

The Mekong River is home to many imperiled living treasures: unique fish species of great cultural, economic, and conservation value that are now endangered. The Jullien's Golden Read More…