Fisheries production

Wild capture commercial fishing and natural fisheries

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

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

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

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

Cambodian NGOs, provincial officials applaud interior minister’s warning against illegal fishing

Cambodian nongovernmental organizations and officials in Sihanoukville province have applauded a warning issued earlier this week by Interior Minister to local authorities to not accept bribes from Thai and Vietnamese fishermen to fish in the Southeast Asian nation’s waters. ...

Den Ayuthea

Sar Kheng orders end to illegal fishing off coast

At a ceremony to install a former military commander as governor of Preah Sihanouk province on Monday, Interior Minister Sar Kheng chided local police for allowing a Russian faction to give the tourist hub a bad name and ordered an end to illegal fishing off ...

Khuon Narim

Dams, climate change lead to fish decline in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap: Fishermen

The fish population in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake has declined significantly from a year ago, fishermen in the country’s Kampong Chhnang province said Friday, citing the construction of dams in the area and climate change, among other factors. ...

RFA Khmer News Staff

The cowboys of the Mekong

The calls almost always come at night. Three or four times a month, the mobile phone of Koh Pdao’s river guard outpost will ring. A villager has spotted illegal fishermen somewhere along a 10-kilometer stretch of brushy island shore and wants them caught. ...

Aisha Down

A fishy situation in Cambodia’s biggest lake

“Turn the lights off soon, or people will see us,” the young fisherman said in a muted voice that was barely audible, even in the pre-dawn quiet. The fact that fishermen are resorting to sneaking into the lake’s protected areas speaks of an alarming ...

News24 Staff

Fish shortage stirs ethnic rivalry

Their boats began disappearing from the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers near Phnom Penh a few months ago, according to Cham fishing families still living in the area. By the weekend none were left, Cham fishermen told Khmer Times. ...

Chea Takihiro and Igor Kossov

Officials tell fishing community to float away

Along the craggy eastern bank of the Mekong River, a community of fish breeders is preparing to detach their floating homes and let the current carry them away. ...

Mech Dara and Matt Blomberg

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