Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Fisheries production

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

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

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

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

20K tonnes of fish left unsold

President of the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA) has requested that relevant ministries find a solution to the more than 20,000 tonnes of aquaculture fish left unsold as imports flood the market. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/20k-tonnes-fish-left-unsold

Surprise inspections on banned fish imports to start

The Ministry of Agriculture has unveiled a plan to make surprise crackdowns on illegal imports of fish varieties recently listed in a temporary ban to protect the local fish industry. The categories include catfish, giant snakehead fish and other fish that can be farmed locally. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806570/surprise-inspections-on-banned-fish-imports-to-start/

Fisheries output near 1M tonnes

Fisheries production in Cambodia this year is expected to clock in at 936,300 tonnes, up 3.06 per cent from the 908,508 tonnes logged in for the entire year 2019, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery’s Fisheries Administration. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fisheries-output-near-1m-tonnes

Aquaculture committee to boost sector development

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has established the Aquaculture Promotion Cambodia Committee to facilitate the production and business activities of the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA), to increase production capacity for domestic supply and export. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/aquaculture-committee-boost-sector-development

Aquaculture sector needs better supply and demand

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon held an ad hoc meeting with fishery officials and the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association on December 14 to discuss the matter of promoting domestic aquaculture produce and reducing imports amid the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/aquaculture-sector-needs-better-supply-and-demand

Female fishery activists play a key role

In the Khmer folktale “Phnom Chiso Temple,” a Hindu priest gives blessings to a Khmer prince, saying: “May you be as strong as an ant, as mighty as a ghost and as decisive as a woman.” Following this as an example, after fishery communities were ...

Moeun Chhean Nariddh
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50784633/female-fishery-activists-play-a-key-role/

First half-year figures see rise in fish breeding

Fish production during the first half of this year reached close to one billion, marking a nearly one percent rise from figures recorded in the same period last year. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749133/first-half-year-figures-see-rise-in-fish-breeding/

Aquaculture sector takes off in Cambodia

Cambodia has seen remarkable increase of aquaculture with in the last decade, according to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Minister Veng Sakhon, shared the notice recently underlining that Cambodia’s aquafarming rose from 50,000 tonnes in 2009 to more than 300,000 tonnes in 2019. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743003/aquaculture-sector-takes-off-in-cambodia/

Prahok season begins

The Agriculture Ministry’s Fisheries Administration yesterday said that prahok makers should rush to produce fermented fish paste and smoked fish as catches are currently high. Eng Chea San, director general for the Fishery Administration, said that in the 2019-2020 fishing season, water from Tonle Sap lake ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667520/prahok-season-begins/

Appetite software could be adapted to Mekong fish farms

A newly developed fish-appetite detection system for aquaculture could be adapted for fish farms in the Lower Mekong region, it was reported Monday. Catch and Culture – Environment, the fisheries and environment newsletter of the Mekong River Commission,   said the system had been developed by Umitron ...

Thmey Thmey Staff
https://cambodianess.com/article/appetite-software-could-be-adapted-to-mekong-fish-farms

GEF aids fishing communities in adapting to climate change

A five-year project known as CamAdapt, which aims to help coastal fishing communities and ecosystems in four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk – adapt to climate change, is expected to start early next year. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gef-aids-fishing-communities-adapting-climate-change

Fisheries Administration asks fishermen to protect resources in close season

The fishing season will be closed soon and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called on the people to maintain and protect fishing resources, a statement issued by the Fisheries Administration under the ministry said. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fisheries-administration-asks-fishermen-protect-resources-close-season

‘Encroachment affecting fishermen’

Land encroachment and declining fish catches are affecting the daily lives of fishing communities, Prak Sereyvath, the director of the Cambodian Institute for Research and Rural Development (CIRD), said on Wednesday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encroachment-affecting-fishermen

Fish farmers resist as lake is drained

Some 60 per cent of 302 families living at Boeung Samrong lake in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district agreed to accept compensation as authorities began draining the lake in preparation for increasing its depth, said Prek Pnov administration chief Sim Sophorng. However, the remaining residents ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fish-farmers-resist-lake-drained

Mackerel fishing banned until March 31

The Fisheries Administration Department announced a temporary ban on mackerel fishing from Tuesday until March 31, as the fish’s breeding season is approaching. Head of the department, Hong Hy, said: “To ensure the sustainability of maritime resources in Cambodia, the fisheries department prohibits mackerel fishing ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mackerel-fishing-banned-until-march-31

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