Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Fisheries production

Empowering fishing community with skills

A small community of houses sit on the edge of a tranquil stretch of river in Kampot, where ecotourism project Trapaeng Sangkae Community Fisheries has breathed new life into the area, offering residents an extra form of income while helping to conserve this delicate riverine ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/empowering-fishing-community-with-skills

WWF-Cambodia, Kratie and Stung Treng Fisheries Administration provided equipment to support patrols along the Mekong River

WWF-Cambodia in collaboration with the Kratie and Stung Treng Fisheries Administration, provided necessary equipment to support patrols along the Mekong River to river guards and 10 community fisheries in both provinces on January 16, 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501427482/wwf-cambodia-kratie-and-stung-treng-fisheries-administration-provided-equipment-to-support-patrols-along-the-mekong-river/

Fishery firms must register all vessels in Kep province

Kep provincial authorities are planning to register each of the fishing vessels operating in the province, in order to ensure the legality of fishermen’s businesses and allow their catches to be exported. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishery-firms-must-register-all-vessels-in-kep-province

Decline in fish stocks may affect food supply

Decline in the abundance of fisheries wealth may affect the food supply systems in the country, according to the latest research carried out by a group of faculty members at the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture within the Royal University of Agriculture. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501403109/decline-in-fish-stocks-may-affect-food-supply/

Cambodia quality seal boosts food safety in fisheries processing sector

In a promising development for Cambodia’s fisheries industry, Cambodia Quality Seal (CQS) has taken significant strides in addressing food safety concerns, positioning itself as a catalyst for positive change. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-quality-seal-boosts-food-safety-in-fisheries-processing-sector

CQS certification boosts fishery production

Upon receiving the Cambodia Quality Seal (CQS) for food safety, Suong Sophoan, who founded his namesake dried fish enterprise Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district, intends to boost monthly production from 500-2,500kg. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cqs-certification-boosts-fishery-production

Cambodian fisheries eye European market access

Shetty Thombathu, chief technical adviser to the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), said the UN agency and the Fisheries Administration (FiA) under Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries are collaborating to ensure that the Kingdom’s fisheries products meet EU regulations and standards for access ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-fisheries-eye-european-market-access

NatureLife fund K Thom evidence warehouse

NatureLife Cambodia, a conservation NGO, has aided in the creation of a new storage facility near the environmental sub-office in Peam Bang commune’s Balot village of Kampong Thom province’s Stong district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/naturelife-fund-k-thom-evidence-warehouse

P Sihanouk authorities urge registration of fishing boats

Preah Sihanouk provincial administration has ordered the fishing community in the province to register their fishing boats at the one window service in Sihanoukville. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501352068/p-sihanouk-authorities-urge-registration-of-fishing-boats/

Heat kills more Kampong Chhnang fish

Commercial fish farmers along the Tonle Sap River in Kampong Chhnang province have called on the authorities to find a way to rescue the remaining fish in their fish farms, as the unrelenting hot weather continues to kill their fish. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/heat-kills-more-kampong-chhnang-fish

In Stung Treng, women step in fish protection, fearing catch loss

Seeing the continuous plunge in fish stock in the Mekong River, women living in communities that heavily rely on fish catches are stepping in, fearing that no fish would be left for the next generation if no one acts. But despite their efforts, they have ...

Ou Sokmean and Teng Yalirozy
https://cambodianess.com/article/in-stung-treng-women-step-in-fish-protection-fearing-catch-loss

Record prahok increase result of fisheries crime suppression

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said this season’s production of the pungent Cambodian fish paste prahok has increased by 40 per cent over last year, noting that the significant growth demonstrated the effectiveness of crackdown on fisheries crimes during the spawning season. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/record-prahok-increase-result-fisheries-crime-suppression

Prahok fish season bountiful

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina expressed his admiration for this year’s fishing season haul, which has seen fishermen catching up to three tonnes of fish in less than an hour, something he credits to the government’s efforts at preventing illegal fishing and ...

Orm Bunthoeurn and Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prahok-fish-season-bountiful

First export of ‘pra’ fish to China seen January at earliest

The inaugural export of Cambodian iridescent shark catfish to China has again been delayed, and is now expected to take place as soon as next month, as the only authorised exporter takes care of some final formalities, according to Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/first-export-pra-fish-china-seen-january-earliest

Prahok fish season bountiful

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina expressed his admiration for this year’s fishing season haul, which has seen fishermen catching up to three tonnes of fish in less than an hour, something he credits to the government’s efforts at preventing illegal fishing and ...

Orm Bunthoeurn and Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prahok-fish-season-bountiful

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

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/

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

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/

Kep vendors and fishermen worried about land reclamation impacts

Vendors and fishermen in Kep province have expressed their concerns over the development of a new beach as part of a state-owned project, with nearly three kilometers of land being dumped into the sea. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/kep-vendors-and-fishermen-worried-about-land-reclamation-impacts/

‘Pra’ fish exports to China at hand

Chinese customs has given Cambodia three weeks to ensure that a list of shortcomings will be taken care of, as required by Beijing, before signing a formal protocol allowing the direct export of Cambodian “pra” fish to China. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pra-fish-exports-china-hand

Kampot plans to help fishermen after decrease in annual yield

Kampot Provincial Fishery Administration reported that the 2021 seafood yield showed a decrease of over 2,000 tonnes compared with last year, even though the administration has cracked down on many illegal fishing operations in the province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50996053/kampot-plans-to-help-fishermen-after-decrease-in-annual-yield/

China set to open gates for Cambodian ‘pra’ fish exports

China will import “pra” fish from Cambodia in the near future, once technical experts study and assess sanitary and other associated risks in virtual inspections and give the all-clear, Chinese ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian affirmed on December 6.​ ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-set-open-gates-cambodian-pra-fish-exports

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