Quantifying biophysical and community impacts of improved fish passage in Lao PDR and Myanmar

The current project progresses a program of work, which started as a proof-of-concept study, before developing into a more comprehensive research and implementation phase and eventually into a monitoring/evaluation phase. The principal objective of this project was to assess whether fish pass technology in Mekong countries can be effectively applied to restore diminishing fisheries and to provide a mechanism for scale-out to Mekong countries and donor-funded programs. This project has greatly enhanced fish passage restoration efforts in the Lower Mekong Basin. The benefits to fishery production are expected to be realised in terms of food security and livelihood improvements throughout the region over the coming years.

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Baumgartner, L.J., P. Collier, J. Conallin, N. Ning, W. Robinson, B. Cooper, L. Crase, K. Homsombath, D. Singhanouvong, O. Phonekhampeng, G. Thorncraft, N. Win, N. Htun, A.M. Swe, Z. Lunn, and T. Marsden

Publication Date

15 June 2022

Publication Name

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research


East Asia, Floodplains, Fishery, Flood Plain, Cambodia, Spawning, Habitats, Food Security