Agriculture and fishing

Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Illegal fishing gear ultimatum ends

The Kampong Thom Provincial Administration say that immediately after the June 5 commune council elections, measures will be put in place to make sure that none of the fishing communities throughout the province uses illegal fishing equipment. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-fishing-gear-ultimatum-ends

PM orders maps redrawn to redress Tonle Sap issues

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed authorities in six provinces to re-evaluate protected area zoning in the flooded forests surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake, to ensure that long-time residents of local communities would not be required to relocate. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-maps-redrawn-redress-tonle-sap-issues

Officials step up crackdown on illegal fishing

Fisheries and local officials are stepping up a crackdown on illegal fishing nationwide as the closed fishing season is set to begin next month, according to a senior Agriculture Ministry official. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083661/officials-step-up-crackdown-on-illegal-fishing/

Three institutions tasked to restore Tonle Sap Lake to conserve fish species

Prime Minister Hun Sen has tasked three institutions to work together to restore and deepen the Tonle Sap bed aiming to conserve fish species. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083776/three-institutions-tasked-to-restore-tonle-sap-lake-to-conserve-fish-species/

2nd rescued giant stingray returned to river’s depths

The Mekong River Wonder project – in collaboration with the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute (IFREDI) – released a gigantic freshwater stingray back into the river, after it was caught by fishermen on May 22 in Koh Preah commune of Stung Treng province’s Siem ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/2nd-rescued-giant-stingray-returned-rivers-depths

Fisherman accidentally hooks giant freshwater ray in Mekong

A 180kg female giant freshwater stingray was accidentally caught by Mekong River fishermen in Koh Preah community in Koh Preah village and commune of Stung Treng province’s Siem Bok district. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fisherman-accidentally-hooks-giant-freshwater-ray-mekong

EU hands over seven maritime patrol vessels

Under the CAPFISH-Capture programme, the EU in Cambodia provided seven maritime patrol vessels to the Fisheries Administration (FiA) cantonments in the Kingdom’s four coastal provinces to meet their operational needs in the suppression and prosecution of fisheries crimes. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-hands-over-seven-maritime-patrol-vessels

Tonle Sap fishing crackdown picks up pace, intensity

The inter-ministerial commission for the prevention and suppression of fishing crimes in the Tonle Sap Lake has continued to intensify patrols, inspections and searches as it cracks down on fishing crimes throughout the flooded forest areas around the lake. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-fishing-crackdown-picks-pace-intensity

EU lends a hand in fight against fisheries crimes

The EU handed over a patrol boat to help boost fisheries crimes suppression, as the authorities continue to crackdown on the illegal activities. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501069252/eu-lends-a-hand-in-fight-against-fisheries-crimes/

Kep province to build 2 ports under ADB project

Kep Provincial Administration plans to construct two standard ports for the fisheries and tourism sectors under a Asian Development Bank (ADB) project, which aims to develop these industries in the province. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501067972/kep-province-to-build-2-ports-under-adb-project/

Big-name divers explore deepest Mekong pools in key fauna survey

A group of well-known underwater explorers have dived to a depth of about 75m below the surface of the Mekong River in Cambodia, an important body of water that is the last habitat of the world’s largest fresh water fish. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/big-name-divers-explore-deepest-mekong-pools-key-fauna-survey

Coastal communities wary as major development appears to progress

Fishing communities in Kampot and Kep provinces are under threat as a coastal tourism project linked to the wife of a government minister is reportedly moving forward, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said. ...

Phin Rathana and Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/coastal-communities-wary-as-major-development-appears-to-progress/

Five-month fishing ban in Stung Treng to enable fish to spawn

The Stung Treng Provincial Authority has informed all fishermen, including those doing illegally, to stop all fishing activities starting May 1 until September 30 as the season to catch fish is over with the fish spawning period starting. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501063706/five-month-fishing-ban-in-stung-treng-to-enable-fish-to-spawn/

Kampot authorities crack down on 21 fishing crimes

Kampot authorities have cracked down on 21 fishing crimes in the first three months of the year, and claim that most offences were committed by Khmer-Muslims, while Vietnamese fishermen seem to be avoiding illegal fishing in Cambodia. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501060881/kampot-authorities-crack-down-on-21-fishing-crimes/

Battambang fisheries crimes total 38 cases Jan-Mar

Battambang provincial Fisheries Administration apprehended perpetrators of 38 fishery crimes and confiscated fishing nets spanning a total of 18,560m in the first quarter of this year, according to a new report.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/battambang-fisheries-crimes-total-38-cases-jan-mar

B’bang fisheries crimes total 38 cases Jan-Mar

Battambang provincial Fisheries Administration apprehended perpetrators of 38 fishery crimes and confiscated fishing nets spanning a total of 18,560m in the first quarter of this year, according to a new report. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bbang-fisheries-crimes-total-38-cases-jan-mar

Gov’t identifies spot to stamp out illegal fishing on Tonle Sap

The joint task force from different institutions to tackle illegal fishing in Tonle Sap Lake has used Kampong Phlok port as the meeting point to coordinate the crackdown on illegal fishing in the lake.  ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501049600/govt-identifies-spot-to-stamp-out-illegal-fishing-on-tonle-sap/

Fresh focus on fisheries enforcement

On the orders of Prime Minister Hun Sen, provincial authorities in the provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake have made more than 10 arrests during an operation focused on enforcing fishing laws.  ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fresh-focus-fisheries-enforcement

Authorities clamp down on illegal fishing on Tonle Sap lake

Authorities in provinces surrounding the Tonle Sap lake have stepped up clamping down on illegal fishing believed to have gone unchecked a day after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered them to do so. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501047101/authorities-clamp-down-on-illegal-fishing-on-tonle-sap-lake/

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