Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Fisheries production

Capital fish farms to relocate

Owners of fish farms in Boeung Samrong lake located in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district have been ordered to leave by the municipal authority. The Phnom Penh authority on Monday issued a notice ordering the owners of fish farms in the lake to move within ...

Long Kimmarita

Second fishing season begins

The second fishing season starts today, and will run until Jan 17, with the Fisheries Administration calling on prahok and pha’ak producers to buy fish in designated areas along the Tonle Sap River. ...

Chea Vannak

Freshwater fish yield, fishing crimes increase

Members of the fishing community and the fisheries authority said on Tuesday that freshwater fish yields might be greater than that of last year, while fishing crimes have risen in the flooded forest areas surrounding the Tonle Sap lake. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Marginal fall in fishing sector’s revenue despite exports hike

Exports of fish and related products in Cambodia rose slightly during the first nine months of the year, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, though the sector suffered a small drop in revenue. ...

Sok Chan

Fish species in troubled water

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) organised a workshop in the capital on Tuesday, bringing in a number of experts to identify high-priority data needed to tackle the issue of fish migration in the Mekong Basin. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

EU to back $100 million fisheries project

The Minister of Agriculture and the EU ambassador have met to discuss an 85 million euro ($100 million) project to develop Cambodia’s fishing industry. Minister Veng Sakhon met envoy George Edgar at the ministry on Friday. ...

Sen David

Families in Kampong Chhnang lose fish in mass die-off

About 70 families who live in floating houses along the Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang province say excessive heat and low water levels have resulted in large-scale die-offs on their fish farms. Van Srey Em, a fishery community representative in both Phsar Chhnang and ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Fish catches to decline in second fishing season

As the country enters its second fishing season, fish catches are widely expected to decline due to adverse weather conditions. The second phase of the fishing season started on January 21 and will end on the 26, according to the Fisheries Administration, who issued a public ...

Chea Vannak

Fishermen see fruitful prahok season, almost doubling last year’s catch

Fishermen on the Tonle Sap river are smelling success: The season’s first harvest of the fish now being crushed into the famously pungent prahok has hauled in a bounty set to almost double last year’s catch. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

High feed costs driving people away from snakehead farming

One year after lifting a decade-old ban on snakehead fish farming, the number of aquatic farms growing the fish remains surprisingly low, with the high cost of feeding them driving many away from what could otherwise be a very lucrative business. ...

Chea Vannak

Fisheries earnings scaled up

Earnings in the fishing sector rose by 62 percent during the first nine months of the year. However, growth in exports of inland fish as well as in marine production was flat during the January-September period compared with the same period in 2016. ...

Chea Vannak

EIA study for marine fish farm

The investor in Cambodia’s first large scale marine fish farm project in Preah Sihanouk province, that was approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) in April, has been asked to submit an environmental impact assessment study to the Ministry of Environment before ...

Chea Vannak

Fisheries earnings on the rise

Cambodia’s fisheries sector that plays a vital role in food security and improving nutrition, generated a slightly improved income of more than $275,000 in the first half of the year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries yesterday. ...

Sok Chan

Fisheries income rises despite falling exports

Exports of fish fell in the first four months of 2017, but income from the fisheries sector increased by nearly half compared with the same period last year. According to an Agriculture Ministry report, income from the fisheries sector between January and April was $230,653, up ...

Sum Manet

Incursion protested by fishers

More than 400 fishing families from four communities in Kampot province protested on Friday, demanding fisheries authorities and naval police prevent illegal fishing by Vietnamese fishermen in Cambodian waters. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Minister wants tougher fisheries crackdown

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered government officials and department heads to crack down on anyone committing fishing crimes, telling a committee meeting that lax efforts to “educate” repeat offenders continued to fail and exacerbate the problem.According to Deputy National Police Chief Kirth Chantharith, Mr. ...

May Titthara

Fish yields rise, exports fall

The total export of fish products decreased in 2016 even though fish yields rose, causing income from the fisheries sector to drop by nearly a half compared with a year earlier. ...

Chea Vannak

Fish farm project on the table

A Chinese firm and its local partner have floated a proposal for a $100 million aquaculture project in Cambodia that would include fish farms, a feed mill and a fish processing plant. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Gov’t officials expect high fish yield

Government officials are predicting a better haul of fish, typically used to make prahok, this season due to higher water levels in the Tonle Sap Lake and River. The fishing season, which began on Thursday and is expected to last until February, will see higher yields ...

Chea Vannak

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