Agriculture and fishing

Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

United States set to fund aquaculture development

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to fund a major aquaculture development project as part of the US government international food security support programme called the Commercialisation of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST). ...

Thomas Smith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50938731/united-states-set-to-fund-aquaculture-development/

Floating fish farms still adrift in limbo

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. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-fish-farms-still-adrift-limbo

Lower Sesan II Hydropower Plant protects the environment and provides clean energy in Cambodia

In July, the Fisheries Administration of Cambodia issued a certificate to the Lower Sesan II Hydropower plant in recognition of the company’s achievements in fish protection. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50918128/lower-sesan-ii-hydropower-plant-protects-the-environment-and-provides-clean-energy-in-cambodia/

Two fishermen in hot water after breaking fishing ban

Kratie provincial authorities have referred two suspects to court for illegally fishing the Mekong River during the fishing ban, which was implemented on June 1 and is in force until the end of September, seizing more than 50,000 sqm of fishing nets. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-fishermen-hot-water-after-breaking-fishing-ban

Sinking feeling: CAA making a splash over aquaculture as sector flounders

Aquaculture production could experience a marginal decline this year as discouraging prices and other market forces prompt farmers to reduce the amount of juvenile fish used to stock their ponds, or go as far as to temporarily halt operations, according to the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sinking-feeling-caa-making-splash-over-aquaculture-sector-flounders

WCS team cracks down on illegal fishing which endangers giant turtles

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that its team and local communities, in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration officials, have conducted joint patrols against illegal fishing along the Mekong River stretching from Kratie to Stung Treng provinces. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50910817/wcs-team-cracks-down-on-illegal-fishing-which-endangers-giant-turtles/

EU and UNIDO to support fisheries sector

With support of the European Union (EU), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Fisheries Administration (FiA) launched a Value Chain Investment Support (VCIS) programme yesterday aiming to support Cambodia’s small, medium and large enterprises in post-harvest fisheries. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50908108/eu-and-unido-to-support-fisheries-sector/

No fishing during fish spawning

The Kampong Cham province fishery community director Eng Nam has called on the fishing community not to fish during the spawning season which started last month until October. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902847/no-fishing-during-fish-spawning/

Five Mekong giant catfish to be released into the rivers

The Wonders of the Mekong Project along with fisheries officials have received five Mekong giant catfish from a local farmer and that they will be released into the river. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50899478/five-mekong-giant-catfish-to-be-released-into-the-rivers/

Fisheries exports surge over 52%

Cambodia exported a total of 2,092 tones of fisheries products in the first half of 2021, surging 52.47 per cent over the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries reported. ...

Thou Vireak
https://phnompenhpost.com/business/fisheries-exports-surge-over-52

Pursat fishing crimes crack down results in seized gear

The campaign to catch and prosecute people committing large-scale fishing crimes in the Tonle Sap Lake flooded forest area in Krakor, Kandieng and Bakan districts in Pursat province is yielding results.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-fishing-crimes-crack-down-results-seized-gear

Thirty arrested for fishing illegally

Pursat province’s fisheries authorities who went on their enforcement operations down at the Tonle Sap lake arrested 30 men red-handed for illegal fishing yesterday. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50891881/thirty-arrested-for-fishing-illegally/

Fish farming communities established in five provinces

The establishment and management of fish farming communities in 25 locations across five provinces has been strengthened with nearly four million breeder fish released into natural reservoirs, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/fish-farming-communities-established-five-provinces

Capfish project swimming along: minister

The Cambodia Programme for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the Fisheries Sector (Capfish) is going swimmingly and the Kingdom is examining other opportunities for policy and engagement to maintain steady growth in the field.   ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/capfish-project-swimming-along-minister

Call for protection of resources on 19th National Fish Day

To celebrate today’s 19th National Fish Day, Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon has called on all fisherman to implement the seven recommendations of Prime Minister Hun Sen to protect and conserve fishery resources. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50884603/call-for-protection-of-resources-on-19th-national-fish-day/

Farmed fish yield rises by nearly 200 percent in last five years

Farmed fish production has increased by 197 percent in the last five years, thanks to the government’s policy on boosting local production. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50878183/farmed-fish-yield-rises-by-nearly-200-percent-in-last-five-years/

Cambodia’s fish consumption up despite supply, market challenges

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced that fish consumption in Cambodia has increased, with one person consuming on average 52.4kg of fish per year. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-fish-consumption-despite-supply-market-challenges

Floating home owners seek assistance

Over 1,500 floating houses and fish farming cages have been dismantled and evacuated from the rivers in Phnom Penh, according to Phnom Penh municipal police spokesman San Sok Seyha. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-home-owners-seek-assistance

Fishing communities get funds

The government continues to provide funding to 150 fishing communities in the amount of four million riel ($1,000) each for community management and fisheries management, flood protection, patrols, conservation and management planning. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-communities-get-funds

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