Agriculture and fishing

Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Cambodian pepper and natural fisheries to be shipped to China

Cambodia will be able to directly export its pepper and natural fisheries to Chinese market, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Cambodia said on November 22. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501191266/cambodian-pepper-and-natural-fisheries-to-be-shipped-to-china/

Citizens and communities concerned over rising fishing crimes in Kampong Preah community

Communities in Kampong Preah commune, Battambang province, are concerned, claiming that there are still people smuggling nets and other illegal devices resulting in the loss of fish species. ...

VOD​ Staff
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/citizens-and-communities-concerned-about-rising-fishing-crimes-in-kampong-preah-community/

ADB pledges $100b to tackle regional climate change

During the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits, ADB promised to pump $100 billion into combating climate change and promote green development across the region. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/adb-pledges-100b-to-tackle-regional-climate-change

Tonle Sap Lake’s fisheries crimes campaign ongoing

Fisheries offences in the flooded forests around the Tonle Sap Lake, including those involving illegal nets and electric shock devices, persist despite an uptick in law enforcement pursuits. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-lakes-fisheries-crimes-campaign-ongoing

Lake’s forest wetland area rehab project takes root on 63K hectares

A spokesman for the Fisheries Administration (FiA) said more than 63,000ha of flooded forests have been rehabilitated in the area around the Tonle Sap Lake this year with a high survival rate for the saplings. The land was reclaimed from farmers and traders who had ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lakes-forest-wetland-area-rehab-project-takes-root-63k-hectares

Kampot fishermen struggle to survive amid declining fish stocks

Fishermen in Kampot province are struggling amid declining fish stock, which they say is the result of illegal fishing, shrinking fishing grounds and pumping dirt into waters. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/kampot-fishermen-struggle-to-survive-amid-declining-fish-stocks

Rosy official forecasts fail to lift freshwater fishermen’s hopes

While river fishermen are claiming to have had smaller catches this season, experts are predicting that this year’s freshwater fish yields will be double that of previous years. Heng Kong, director of the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute at the Fisheries Administration (FiA), predicted that ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rosy-official-forecasts-fail-lift-freshwater-fishermens-hopes

Fishing resumes after four-month shutdown

Fishermen living in the northern provinces along the Chaktomuk River – including parts of the capital and neighbouring Kandal province – have resumed fishing after it was suspended from June 1 to September 30. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-resumes-after-four-month-shutdown

Kandal’s fish production expected to be higher compared to previous year

With the heavy rainfall that have been experienced throughout Cambodia, the water levels of lakes and canals in Kandal have not gone down which promises a higher fish yield. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501154346/kandals-fish-production-expected-to-be-higher-compared-to-previous-year/

Mekong project vows to invest in aquaculture

Cambodia’s natural fisheries resources have declined so significantly that they fail to meet consumers’ daily needs, according to a Wonders of the Mekong project statement on September 12. ...

Keo Kereya and Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-project-vows-invest-aquaculture

New fishways to strengthen local fisheries

Two new fishways, whose construction finished on August 24 will connect fish with critical upstream habitats vital to their life cycle. These fishways also demonstrate that small-scale fish passes are a feasible, relatively inexpensive solution to the problem of declining fish stocks. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501142196/new-fishways-to-strengthen-local-fisheries/

Fish-farm insurance may be piloted in 3 provinces by December

Public and private stakeholders are looking into setting up freshwater aquaculture insurance services in Cambodia to mitigate farmers’ risks and losses due to rising temperatures and rainfall levels as well as other climate change-linked phenomena, with pilot policies planned for three target provinces possibly taking ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fish-farm-insurance-may-be-piloted-3-provinces-december

Conservation draft laws go under review by ministry’s working group

Minister of Justice Koeut Rith has set up a working group to review and advise on the penalty provisions of the draft laws on fisheries, forestry and protected natural areas before submitting them to the Council of Ministers for approval. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conservation-draft-laws-go-under-review-ministrys-working-group

Authorities crackdown on large-scale illegal fishing in Tonle Sap

A team of officers conducted an operation to implement measures to prevent illegal fishing and a crackdown on a large-scale illegal fishing operation in Tonle Sap. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501132868/authorities-crackdown-on-large-scale-illegal-fishing-in-tonle-sap/

First ‘pra’ fish export for China in process

Hun Ty Co Ltd, the sole company awarded the right to process iridescent shark catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) for export to China, is currently processing the first batch of 40 tonnes scheduled for Cambodia’s maiden trial shipment to Chinese shores next month, according to a senior ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/first-pra-fish-export-china-process

Fishy business: Kampong Thom Fisheries Administration crackdown fisheries crime

While the fish spawning season is still ongoing and the fishing ban is in full swing, fisheries administration officials continue to crackdown on fishery crimes to combat overs fishing and resource depletion. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501114711/fishy-business-kampong-thom-fisheries-administration-crackdown-fisheries-crime/

Kampot clocks in more than 12,000 tonnes of seafood yield in H1

Throughout the first half of 2022, fishermen across Kampot province harvested approximately more than 12,000 tonnes of freshwater and saltwater fish and crustaceans. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501114704/kampot-clocks-in-more-than-12000-tonnes-of-seafood-yield-in-h1/

Fishing, tourist vessels suspended for four day storm

The Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong provincial administrations have instructed authorities to warn people not to cross the sea or fish, as the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued a warning for bad weather July 11-14. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-tourist-vessels-suspended-four-day-storm

Vietnam to share fish breeding techniques

Vietnam will be sharing its knowledge with Cambodia Aquaculturist Association (CAA) members on juvenile fish breeding techniques to strengthen breeding abilities, and produce better quality and increased amounts of fish at competitive prices. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietnam-share-fish-breeding-techniques

Local enterprises receive support for safety fishery food production

A number of 17 local enterprises have received support under the EU-funded Value Chain Investment Support (VCIS) for enhancing safety fishery food production and export. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501107590/local-enterprises-receive-support-for-safety-fishery-food-production/

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