Food processing

Fish and seafood

Salt, fish sauce, crayfish set for GI tag

Three local products are in the final stages of domestic geographical indication (GI) registration, with another not far behind, the Ministry of Commerce reported, raising hopes that the protected status would allow producers to expand their footprint globally, and promote a surge in the value ...

Hin Pisei

Something’s fishy with prahok

This year’s prahok season has left a bad taste in the mouths of those involved in making the pungent dish that is a staple in Cambodian cuisine. There are concerns that the vagaries in the mudfish catch, due to climate change and illegal exports to Vietnam, ...

Chea Vannak

Boost for seafood exports

The Institute of Standards of Cambodia (ISC) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will team up to boost the export of four seafood products that adhere to international standards. Speaking at a workshop at the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft yesterday, ISC director-general Chan ...

Sum Manet

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

Banned chemical found in seafood

The Ministry of Commerce’s Camcontrol Department found yesterday that part of the more than 300 kilograms of “suspicious” dried squid, stingray and shrimp confiscated in Kampot on Sunday had extremely high levels of a chemical substance banned in Cambodia. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Annual Prahok Season Threatened by Poor Catch

Cambodia’s annual prahok season began Wednesday along the Tonle Sap River, with fishermen unloading boatloads of tiny fish onto weigh stations along the riverbank. But due to low water levels during this year’s five-day migration season, fishermen and buyers were predicting a poor catch, both in ...

100 Kg of Fish Killed by 6-ton Chemical Spill

An estimated 100 kg of fish were killed and about 1,000 villagers were told not to drink from a stream that was contaminated with 6 tons of an unknown chemical substance in Kompong Chhnang province on Tuesday night, police said. A truck carrying 22 containers of ...

Authorities Seize Excavators Constructing Illegal Reservoirs

Kompong Thom provincial military police confiscated 29 excavators and arrested four drivers in a four-day operation ending yesterday aimed at stopping the illegal construction of reservoirs around the Tonle Sap lake, officials said. The reservoirs, which are used to retain water for use in dry-season farming, ...

Cambodia releases 600,000 fry, shrimps to observe 10th National Fish Day

At least 500,000 baby fish and 100,000 young shrimps had been released into a reservoir in the Eastern part of Cambodia on Sunday to mark the 10th National Fish Day. Annual event is aimed at encouraging people to actively join forces to preserve fish species ...

Agriculture Ministry Announces Seasonal Fishing Ban

The Ministry of Agriculture’s fisheries administration announced yesterday that the seasonal nationwide ban on commercial fishing is now in effect, according to a statement. Signed by the director general of the fisheries administration, Nao Thuok, the announcement states that the fishing ban north of Phnom Penh’s ...

60 businessmen protest annulment of fishing lot licenses

About 60 businessmen from Kompong Cham province protested at the Agriculture Ministry yesterday over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decision to cancel their bids to operate fishing lots. Mr Hun Sen on Friday annulled the results of an October bidding process for companies interested in operating fishing lots ...

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