Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Fisheries production

Prahok season begins

The Agriculture Ministry’s Fisheries Administration yesterday said that prahok makers should rush to produce fermented fish paste and smoked fish as catches are currently high. Eng Chea San, director general for the Fishery Administration, said that in the 2019-2020 fishing season, water from Tonle Sap lake ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667520/prahok-season-begins/

Appetite software could be adapted to Mekong fish farms

A newly developed fish-appetite detection system for aquaculture could be adapted for fish farms in the Lower Mekong region, it was reported Monday. Catch and Culture – Environment, the fisheries and environment newsletter of the Mekong River Commission,   said the system had been developed by Umitron ...

Thmey Thmey Staff
https://cambodianess.com/article/appetite-software-could-be-adapted-to-mekong-fish-farms

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

Fisheries Administration asks fishermen to protect resources in close season

The fishing season will be closed soon and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called on the people to maintain and protect fishing resources, a statement issued by the Fisheries Administration under the ministry said. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fisheries-administration-asks-fishermen-protect-resources-close-season

‘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

Fish farmers resist as lake is drained

Some 60 per cent of 302 families living at Boeung Samrong lake in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district agreed to accept compensation as authorities began draining the lake in preparation for increasing its depth, said Prek Pnov administration chief Sim Sophorng. However, the remaining residents ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fish-farmers-resist-lake-drained

Mackerel fishing banned until March 31

The Fisheries Administration Department announced a temporary ban on mackerel fishing from Tuesday until March 31, as the fish’s breeding season is approaching. Head of the department, Hong Hy, said: “To ensure the sustainability of maritime resources in Cambodia, the fisheries department prohibits mackerel fishing ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mackerel-fishing-banned-until-march-31

Capital fish farms to relocate

Owners of fish farms in Boeung Samrong lake located in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district have been ordered to leave by the municipal authority. The Phnom Penh authority on Monday issued a notice ordering the owners of fish farms in the lake to move within ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-fish-farms-relocate

Second fishing season begins

The second fishing season starts today, and will run until Jan 17, with the Fisheries Administration calling on prahok and pha’ak producers to buy fish in designated areas along the Tonle Sap River. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50568036/second-fishing-season-begins/

Freshwater fish yield, fishing crimes increase

Members of the fishing community and the fisheries authority said on Tuesday that freshwater fish yields might be greater than that of last year, while fishing crimes have risen in the flooded forest areas surrounding the Tonle Sap lake. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/freshwater-fish-yield-fishing-crimes-increase

Marginal fall in fishing sector’s revenue despite exports hike

Exports of fish and related products in Cambodia rose slightly during the first nine months of the year, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, though the sector suffered a small drop in revenue. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50545161/marginal-fall-in-fishing-sectors-revenue-despite-exports-hike/

Fish species in troubled water

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) organised a workshop in the capital on Tuesday, bringing in a number of experts to identify high-priority data needed to tackle the issue of fish migration in the Mekong Basin. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fish-species-troubled-water

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

Fish catches to decline in second fishing season

As the country enters its second fishing season, fish catches are widely expected to decline due to adverse weather conditions. The second phase of the fishing season started on January 21 and will end on the 26, according to the Fisheries Administration, who issued a public ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103907/fish-catches-to-decline-in-second-fishing-season/

Fishermen see fruitful prahok season, almost doubling last year’s catch

Fishermen on the Tonle Sap river are smelling success: The season’s first harvest of the fish now being crushed into the famously pungent prahok has hauled in a bounty set to almost double last year’s catch. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fishermen-seeing-fruitful-prahok-season-almost-doubling-last-years-catch

High feed costs driving people away from snakehead farming

One year after lifting a decade-old ban on snakehead fish farming, the number of aquatic farms growing the fish remains surprisingly low, with the high cost of feeding them driving many away from what could otherwise be a very lucrative business. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5088049/high-feed-costs-driving-people-away-snakehead-farming/

Fisheries earnings scaled up

Earnings in the fishing sector rose by 62 percent during the first nine months of the year. However, growth in exports of inland fish as well as in marine production was flat during the January-September period compared with the same period in 2016. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5087445/fisheries-earnings-scaled/

EIA study for marine fish farm

The investor in Cambodia’s first large scale marine fish farm project in Preah Sihanouk province, that was approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) in April, has been asked to submit an environmental impact assessment study to the Ministry of Environment before ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079194/eia-study-marine-fish-farm/

Fisheries earnings on the rise

Cambodia’s fisheries sector that plays a vital role in food security and improving nutrition, generated a slightly improved income of more than $275,000 in the first half of the year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5073695/fisheries-earnings-rise/

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