Fisheries production

Community fisheries

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

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/

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/

Fish farming communities established in five provinces

The establishment and management of fish farming communities in 25 locations across five provinces has been strengthened with nearly four million breeder fish released into natural reservoirs, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ... ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/fish-farming-communities-established-five-provinces

Fishing communities get funds

The government continues to provide funding to 150 fishing communities in the amount of four million riel ($1,000) each for community management and fisheries management, flood protection, patrols, conservation and management planning. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-communities-get-funds

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/

GEF aids fishing communities in adapting to climate change

A five-year project known as CamAdapt, which aims to help coastal fishing communities and ecosystems in four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk – adapt to climate change, is expected to start early next year. ... ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gef-aids-fishing-communities-adapting-climate-change

‘Encroachment affecting fishermen’

Land encroachment and declining fish catches are affecting the daily lives of fishing communities, Prak Sereyvath, the director of the Cambodian Institute for Research and Rural Development (CIRD), said on Wednesday. ... ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encroachment-affecting-fishermen

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50499423/eu-to-back-100-million-fisheries-project/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-kampong-chhnang-lose-fish-mass-die

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/incursion-protested-fishers

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25821/illegal-fishing-crackdown-on-tonle-sap/

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
http://www.rfa.org/khmer/news/environment/concern-over-fishes-losing-02062016035808.html

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/steel-poles-used-in-attack-on-tonle-sap-river-103156/

Fishing disputes turning deadlier

Vietnam has accused Thailand of violating international law after the shooting of four Vietnamese fishermen, one of whom was killed, by Thai maritime police in the Gulf of Thailand. ... ...

Jack Laurenson
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16103/fishing-disputes-turning-deadlier/

Three arrested for smuggling snakehead fish from border

Three men were arrested in Kompong Chhnang province on Sunday for illegally transporting 600,000 recently hatched snakehead fish they had picked up at the Vietnamese border, police said. ... ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/three-arrested-for-smuggling-snakehead-fish-from-border-94105/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15312/the-cowboys-of-the-mekong/

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