Agriculture and fishing

Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Siem Reap fishery officials pumping water to save protected fish species

Siem Reap provincial Fisheries Administration officials are rehabilitating and pumping water into streams, canals and reservoirs in the Boeung Pearaing breeder conservation area to save fish species. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-fishery-officials-pumping-water-save-protected-fish-species

Tonle Sap fish catch declines due to nature and human harm

The Tonle Sap, which contributed over half the fish produced in Cambodia, is now faced with a serious threat in fish catch due to loss of flooded forest, climate change, upstream dams and illegal fishing activities. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50865777/tonle-sap-fish-catch-declines-due-to-nature-and-human-harm/

Kampot creates commission to tackle fisheries crimes

The Kampot Provincial Administration has decided to set up a commission for the suppression of fisheries offences. Provincial hall spokesman Vit Vathana told The Post on May 19 that the commission will carry out measures such as spreading the word about restricted conservation areas, educating ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampot-creates-commission-tackle-fisheries-crimes

Illegal imports sinking local aquaculture

While local aquaculture has started to grow significantly in recent years, the business community is increasingly facing competition from illegal imports, according to the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA). ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/illegal-imports-sinking-local-aquaculture

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

Agriculture Ministry lifts ban on farmed fish imported from Vietnam

The Ministry of Agriculture has removed the temporary ban on the import of four kinds of farmed fish and fishery products from Vietnam. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50812385/agriculture-ministry-lifts-ban-on-farmed-fish-imported-from-vietnam/

Tonle Sap fishermen claim a decline in fishing yield due to environmental factors

Some fishermen living in core areas of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve in Kampong Thom province claim that fishing yields have been declining over the last three years due to low water levels in the wet season, forest fires in the dry season and climate ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810402/tonle-sap-fishermen-claim-a-decline-in-fishing-yield-due-to-environmental-factors/

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/

Fishermen worried for their future as lake getting filled

For nearly 40 years, Ing Choeun, a 63-year-old fisherman in Prek Pnov district’s Samraong commune north of Phnom Penh has relied on fishing at Tamouk Lake to make a living and to feed his family. ​ ...

Moeun Chhean Nariddh
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804750/fishermen-worried-for-their-future-as-lake-getting-filled/

Illegal fish nets kill adult male Irrawaddy dolphin in Kratie

Conservationists and communities in the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area in Kratie province said that despite the ban on fishing and regular patrols, fishing offences in the area are still happening which they said is cause for alarm. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-fish-nets-kill-adult-male-irrawaddy-dolphin-kratie

Fishing banned after villages’ dispute mediated

A temporary ban on fishing was ordered yesterday by Kampong Tralach district authorities to prevent violence while mediation continues to resolve a dispute between the people of three villages and Lorpeang Natural Resources Conservation community. The authorities also ordered the demolition of the community guardhouse ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804407/fishing-banned-after-villages-dispute-mediated/

Call to block illegal fish imports

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon yesterday reiterated a call for authorities to prevent the smuggling of farmed fish from neighbouring countries to supply local demand. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800805/call-to-block-illegal-fish-imports/

Crab banks buoy marine fisheries yields

Provincial fisheries officials have said the development of crab banks in community fisheries has gradually boosted marine crab output. Crab banks are where pregnant crabs are stored until their attached eggs hatch. Members of fisheries communities who catch pregnant crabs are obliged to sell them ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crab-banks-buoy-marine-fisheries-yields

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

Marine poaching cases down sharply this year

Illegal fishing in coastal provinces has seen a remarkable decrease this year which experts attribute to effective campaigns to educate local residents of applicable laws and widespread patrols by law enforcement. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/marine-poaching-cases-down-sharply-year

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/

Frog farming encouraged as market demand rising

Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, has encouraged farmers to consider raising frogs as the market demand for the baby frogs is increasing. ...

Lim Nary – AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773462/frog-farming-encouraged-as-market-demand-rising/

PM donates fish to Administration

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday donated hundreds of two species of fish to the Agriculture Ministry’s Fisheries Administration so that it can dole them out to farmers. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50756552/pm-donates-fish-to-administration/

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