Saving fish, inspiring sustainability

Khmer Times – To celebrate the National Fish Day, ministry officials, members of the USAID and Young Eco Ambassadors held different activities on June 1, all aiming to raise awareness on the importance of fish in the kingdom and promote sustainable fishing practices to keep rivers and lakes healthy and productive. Young Eco Ambassadors set out on an educational trip to Pursat and Kampong Read More…

Critically Endangered Giant Fish on Menu at Luxury Restaurants

National Geographic – From the outside Nha Hang Lang Nghe, in Danang, looks like any other respectable restaurant in Vietnam. Tables are invitingly laid out in the shade of a lush garden, and festive traditional art lines attractive brick walls. Families laugh over hot pots, and businessmen clink glasses. Yet the veneer of wholesome normality masks a dark truth: Critically Read More…

National Fish Day spawns conservation hopes

Khmer Times – National Fish Day was marked yesterday in Siem Reap province, where more than one million fish were released into the river which forms the moat of Angkor Wat temple. Government officials and conservation experts applauded developments in fisheries sector and called for greater conservation at the event, the 16th of its kind. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Read More…

Irrawaddy dolphin found dead

Phnom Penh Post – A critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead, floating along a stretch of the Mekong River in Kratie’s Chet Boreid district on Wednesday. The cause of the mammal’s death was determined as bruising caused by an illegal fishing net. The carcass was found in the Anlong Kampi area of the Mekong, where the freshwater dolphin primarily lives, according to Read More…

Project to boost conservation

Khmer Times – The Mekong River Commission and the Japan International Cooperation Agency have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong aimed at improving management and environmental conservation of the area. The study was launched last Friday at a meeting in Laos where the MRC and JICA signed the project’s memorandum of cooperation in Read More…

Landslides-erosions in Mekong Delta put on map

Vietnam Net – The map provides locations, images and video clips of eroded sites, especially serious landslides, via the Geographic Information System Resources (GEBGIS), thus helping set forth solutions to prevent and reduce losses caused by the natural disaster. It has been made in the wake of serious erosion in the region, which has threatened human life and property of the State and Read More…

Dong Thap: Fishing in breeding season banned

Vietnam Plus – Local authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap will ban fishing in the breeding season from May to June to protect aquatic resources in the locality. The move aims to protect the natural aquaculture areas for the future as said by a resident in An Binh A commune. “Dong Thap has tangled canal systems with plenty of natural food, so fish can grow and develop Read More…

ASEM takes action in response to climate change

Nhan Dan – The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference on’ Climate Action to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - Ways Forward’ took place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, on June 19. Attending the event were nearly 200 delegates from 53 of the ASEM member economies, as well as the leaders of ministries, sectors and 13 Mekong Delta localities. Discussions focused on Read More…

Lao dam under review

Khmer Times – Laos has begun formal consultation on the Pak Lay hydropower dam project in its northern province of Xayaburi amid environmental concerns that it will impact the Cambodian stretch of the Mekong River. Under a 1995 Mekong River agreement, member states are required to fulfil a process notification and consultation process with the Mekong River Commission, which received a Read More…

A rewarding lifestyle by Mekong River

Borneo Bulletin – The Mekong River is the source of many good things that help people through their daily lives. It lowers their cost of living by providing them with fertile soil to grow vegetables and enables them to make money by selling their crops and the fish they catch. In Nakeo village, in the Huayxai district, Bokeo province, the Mekong is relatively shallow for most of the year and Read More…