Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Fisheries production

First ‘pra’ fish export for China in process

Hun Ty Co Ltd, the sole company awarded the right to process iridescent shark catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) for export to China, is currently processing the first batch of 40 tonnes scheduled for Cambodia’s maiden trial shipment to Chinese shores next month, according to a senior ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/first-pra-fish-export-china-process

Vietnam to share fish breeding techniques

Vietnam will be sharing its knowledge with Cambodia Aquaculturist Association (CAA) members on juvenile fish breeding techniques to strengthen breeding abilities, and produce better quality and increased amounts of fish at competitive prices. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietnam-share-fish-breeding-techniques

Local enterprises receive support for safety fishery food production

A number of 17 local enterprises have received support under the EU-funded Value Chain Investment Support (VCIS) for enhancing safety fishery food production and export. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501107590/local-enterprises-receive-support-for-safety-fishery-food-production/

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/

‘Pra’ fish exports to China at hand

Chinese customs has given Cambodia three weeks to ensure that a list of shortcomings will be taken care of, as required by Beijing, before signing a formal protocol allowing the direct export of Cambodian “pra” fish to China. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pra-fish-exports-china-hand

Kampot plans to help fishermen after decrease in annual yield

Kampot Provincial Fishery Administration reported that the 2021 seafood yield showed a decrease of over 2,000 tonnes compared with last year, even though the administration has cracked down on many illegal fishing operations in the province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50996053/kampot-plans-to-help-fishermen-after-decrease-in-annual-yield/

China set to open gates for Cambodian ‘pra’ fish exports

China will import “pra” fish from Cambodia in the near future, once technical experts study and assess sanitary and other associated risks in virtual inspections and give the all-clear, Chinese ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian affirmed on December 6.​ ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-set-open-gates-cambodian-pra-fish-exports

Fisheries exports surge over 52%

Cambodia exported a total of 2,092 tones of fisheries products in the first half of 2021, surging 52.47 per cent over the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries reported. ...

Thou Vireak
https://phnompenhpost.com/business/fisheries-exports-surge-over-52

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

Farmed fish yield rises by nearly 200 percent in last five years

Farmed fish production has increased by 197 percent in the last five years, thanks to the government’s policy on boosting local production. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50878183/farmed-fish-yield-rises-by-nearly-200-percent-in-last-five-years/

Cambodia’s fish consumption up despite supply, market challenges

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced that fish consumption in Cambodia has increased, with one person consuming on average 52.4kg of fish per year. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-fish-consumption-despite-supply-market-challenges

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

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

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/

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

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/

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