Fisheries production

Community fisheries

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/

Koh Kong fishermen resume anti-sand-dredging campaign

As about 100 fishermen in Koh Kong province on Wednesday resumed their monthslong campaign against a company they accuse of illegal sand dredging, an environmental NGO claimed the firm was now hiring locals as security guards in an attempt to divide the community. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/koh-kong-fishermen-resume-anti-sand-dredging-campaign-91551/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14223/fish-shortage-stirs-ethnic-rivalry/

Poor fishing season in sight

Less flooding and illegal fishing activities have dampened estimates for the country’s upcoming fishing harvest, officials and industry representatives say. Due to less flooding, this year’s total catch is expected to equal or even fall short of last year’s total of 700,000 tonnes, Nao Thuok, director ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/poor-fishing-season-sight

Angry villagers chase Vietnamese fishermen down Mekong river

Following a two-hour low-speed boat chase down the Mekong River in Kandal province early Thursday morning, some 100 angry villagers led by a local opposition official detained five Vietnamese nationals they say have been using illegal fishing techniques for the past three months. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/angry-villagers-chase-vietnamese-fishermen-71455/

Anglers ‘invading’: Villagers say rivals taking over fish lot

More than 200 residents from seven villages in Ratanakkiri province’s Taveng district have filed a complaint to the local Administrative Fisheries Department and two right groups over claims that rival anglers in the area are collecting fish in their protected lot by poisoning the catch. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anglers-%E2%80%98invading%E2%80%99-villagers-say-rivals-taking-over-fish-lot

Six Arrested For Bulldozing Flooded Forest Area

Military police joined forces with the Fisheries Administration in Kompong Thom province on Friday to arrest six men and confiscate four bulldozers being used to clear protected flooded forest in Stong district’s fisheries conservation area, officials said Sunday. District military police commander Khun Bunho said that ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/six-arrested-for-bulldozing-flooded-forest-area-61453/

Illegal Vietnamese fishermen caught in nighttime operation

A group of 13 Vietnamese nationals were apprehended by Cambodian fishermen on Sunday night while illegally fishing off the coast of Kampot province and are being held for repatriation, according to a village representative and the provincial governor. Neak Sen, a representative of a fishing community ...

Hay Pisey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/illegal-vietnamese-fishermen-caught-in-nighttime-operation-58171/

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