Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Fisheries production

Police launch blitz on illegal fishing

Pursat provincial police have launched a week-long campaign to crack down on widespread illegal fishing. Authorities say they have confiscated and destroyed many kinds of illegal fishing equipment on the Tonle Sap Lake from Kampon Loung in Krakor district to the Kampong Chhang province border. Pursat deputy ...

Pech Sotheary

Deeper water expected to yield more fish

Just weeks ahead of the main fishing season on the Tonle Sap river, which supplies the majority of the fish used in the Kingdom’s traditional cooking sauce, prahok, government officials are predicting a better catch this season as water levels have recovered from last year’s ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Aquaculture pushed for women

A project in Stung Treng province is giving women the opportunity to participate in one of the fastest-growing food-production sectors in Cambodia: aquaculture fisheries – a field that has also traditionally been among its most male-dominated. ...

Cristina Maza

Agro report reveals drop in state fisheries revenue

A report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture for the first nine months of this year showed a dramatic decline in government revenue from the fisheries sector, while providing incomplete information on revenue from other agricultural sectors. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Government to push fish farming

The government has set an annual target of producing 1.2 million tons of fish in farms within the next three years to support high local demand and to reduce the flood of imports from neighboring countries, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Chea Vannak

PM says fish stocks falling

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged Cambodians to fully develop inland fish production so they would not have to depend solely on fish caught in the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers for their main diet. ...

Sok Chan

Illegal fishing crackdown on Tonle Sap

Fishery officials are attempting to crack down on illegal fishing along the Tonle Sap in Pursat province’s Krakor district, citing the need to preserve resources for local communities whose livelihoods depend on fishing. ...

Pav Suy

Norwegian firm plans to build $24M fish farm

Norwegian firm Vitamar AS Co plans to invest $24 million into a large-scale marine fish farm in Cambodia’s Preah Sihanouk province, state news agency AKP reported yesterday.   ...

Post Staff

Drought prompts calls for fish farms, imports

The prolonged drought is raising fears that domestic fish supplies will be so depleted that the Kingdom may need to start importing fish to compensate for a shortfall at markets, officials said. ...

Chea Vannak

Ministry wants snakehead fish farms again

The Ministry of Agriculture will ask Prime Minister Hun Sen to lift a ban on snakehead fish farms to reduce reliance on foreign food sources and raise the income of farmers, officials said on Thursday. ...

Aun Pheap

Plenty of fish, but no buyers

At what should be a boom time ahead of the New Year, seafood vendors in Kampot have full baskets but no buyers as the algae bloom around Kep turns the water bright green and dead fish wash ashore. The government has issued a warning against swimming ...

Chea Vannak

Gov’t: illegal fishing on rise

Police officials at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said cases of illegal fishing continued to rise last year, when almost 4,000 illegal fishing offenses were stopped and 181 were sent to court. ...

Ban Sokrith

Four lucky pythons: animals rescued in crackdown

Fifty-seven turtles, four pythons and two trucks were seized during the arrest of four men in Kampong Chhnang province on Saturday while they were allegedly transporting the protected animals for sale in Phnom Penh. ...

Pav Suy

Environmental experts concern of the extinction of rare fish in the northeast province

Environmental experts concern of a drop in the number of rare species of fish in the river in the northeastern province including of the Upper Mekong Basin, Srepok River and Se San river. The worry after a number of exotic fish caught in the area’s ...

Men Sothy

Tonle Sap fish harvest rises, official says

The volume of fish caught to make prahok (fermented fish paste) in the first season on the Tonle Sap Lake and River rose because weather conditions were ideal, but the amount expected for the second season, which begins in February, is likely to be lower ...

Sok Chan

Farmers and fishermen warily eye changes to climate

In the Kampong Phluk fishing village on the Tonle Sap lake, home to thousands of families in Siem Reap province, fishermen say their catch this year has been too poor to live on. Ning Ny, chief of Kampong Phluk commune, in Siem Reap, said almost ...

Sok Khemara

Steel poles used in attack on Tonle sap river

Authorities in Siem Reap province are searching for dozens of ethnic Vietnamese fishermen accused of attacking a group of their Khmer counterparts with steel poles while they were working on the Tonle Sap river on Monday night. ...

Aun Pheap

Parasite blamed for fish deaths in Sihanoukville

Fish farms in Sihanoukville have lost an estimated 100 tonnes of fish to an aquatic parasite infestation in the past five days, Fishery Administration officials said yesterday.The parasite, known as “marine velvet” or Amyloodinaum Ocellatum, feeds on fish tissue – giving it a powdered look ...

Sen David

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