The Phnom Penh Post —
Vietnamese settlers living on floating houses and working fish farming cages on the Mekong River in Phnom Penh have relocated to the lower area of the Mekong River near the border with Vietnam.
The fish farmers have dismantled their farming cages and temporarily settled in the Ka’am Samnor area in Kandal province’s Loeuk Dek district and Prey Veng province’s Peam Chor district. They are waiting to return to Vietnam, according to local authorities.
Loeuk Dek district governor Chap Chanvithya told The Post on September 1 that there were only about 60 fish farming cages remaining.
“They have not been removed as it’s not time to collect or sell the fish,” he said.
Chanvithya said the fish farmers raised catfish and trout that could be harvested in October and November.
Peam Chor district governor Seng Thea said 24 fish farming cages and 66 small boats with about 200 people had moved out of Phnom Penh and relocated to the Koh Roka international border checkpoint, then moved to Kandal province’s Loeuk Dek district.