Agriculture and fishing

Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Agri minister’s proposal aims to draw fisherman into aquaculture sector

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina on January 19 met with French Development Agency (AFD) country director for Cambodia Sandrine Boucher to pitch a potential new project that could turn ordinary fishermen into bona-fide aquaculture traders. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agri-ministers-proposal-aims-draw-fisherman-aquaculture-sector

More Cambodians turning to fish for livelihood

Cambodia has a fisherman population of about 1.5 million, of which 1,395,000 are freshwater fishermen and 105,000 sea fishermen. ...

Tith Kognov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501214934/more-cambodians-turning-to-fish-for-livelihood/

Record prahok increase result of fisheries crime suppression

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said this season’s production of the pungent Cambodian fish paste prahok has increased by 40 per cent over last year, noting that the significant growth demonstrated the effectiveness of crackdown on fisheries crimes during the spawning season. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/record-prahok-increase-result-fisheries-crime-suppression

Fisheries crime down in 2022, say officials

In 2022, the Fisheries Administration (FiA) referred more than 120 cases to court and worked with authorities to crack down on nearly 3,000 cases of offenses across the country, issuing a total of over 310 million riel ($75,000) in fines. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fisheries-crime-down-2022-say-officials

Efforts to curb illegal fishing paying off

Efforts by government authorities to curb illegal fishing have proven to be effective with cases recorded in 2022 much less than 2021 numbers. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501213375/efforts-to-curb-illegal-fishing-paying-off/

Prahok fish season bountiful

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina expressed his admiration for this year’s fishing season haul, which has seen fishermen catching up to three tonnes of fish in less than an hour, something he credits to the government’s efforts at preventing illegal fishing and ...

Orm Bunthoeurn and Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prahok-fish-season-bountiful

First export of ‘pra’ fish to China seen January at earliest

The inaugural export of Cambodian iridescent shark catfish to China has again been delayed, and is now expected to take place as soon as next month, as the only authorised exporter takes care of some final formalities, according to Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/first-export-pra-fish-china-seen-january-earliest

Prahok fish season bountiful

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina expressed his admiration for this year’s fishing season haul, which has seen fishermen catching up to three tonnes of fish in less than an hour, something he credits to the government’s efforts at preventing illegal fishing and ...

Orm Bunthoeurn and Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prahok-fish-season-bountiful

ADB okays $73M financing package for marine fisheries

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it greenlit a $73 million financing package on December 7 to improve the sustainability and climate resilience of the Kingdom’s marine fisheries subsector. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/adb-okays-73m-financing-package-marine-fisheries

Koh Kong mackerel season closes

The Koh Kong Provincial Administration has informed all fishermen to end fishing for mackerel in the Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary from December 1 to March 31. ...

Yuth Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-mackerel-season-closes

Cambodian pepper and natural fisheries to be shipped to China

Cambodia will be able to directly export its pepper and natural fisheries to Chinese market, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Cambodia said on November 22. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501191266/cambodian-pepper-and-natural-fisheries-to-be-shipped-to-china/

Citizens and communities concerned over rising fishing crimes in Kampong Preah community

Communities in Kampong Preah commune, Battambang province, are concerned, claiming that there are still people smuggling nets and other illegal devices resulting in the loss of fish species. ...

VOD​ Staff
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/citizens-and-communities-concerned-about-rising-fishing-crimes-in-kampong-preah-community/

ADB pledges $100b to tackle regional climate change

During the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits, ADB promised to pump $100 billion into combating climate change and promote green development across the region. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/adb-pledges-100b-to-tackle-regional-climate-change

Tonle Sap Lake’s fisheries crimes campaign ongoing

Fisheries offences in the flooded forests around the Tonle Sap Lake, including those involving illegal nets and electric shock devices, persist despite an uptick in law enforcement pursuits. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-lakes-fisheries-crimes-campaign-ongoing

Lake’s forest wetland area rehab project takes root on 63K hectares

A spokesman for the Fisheries Administration (FiA) said more than 63,000ha of flooded forests have been rehabilitated in the area around the Tonle Sap Lake this year with a high survival rate for the saplings. The land was reclaimed from farmers and traders who had ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lakes-forest-wetland-area-rehab-project-takes-root-63k-hectares

Kampot fishermen struggle to survive amid declining fish stocks

Fishermen in Kampot province are struggling amid declining fish stock, which they say is the result of illegal fishing, shrinking fishing grounds and pumping dirt into waters. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/kampot-fishermen-struggle-to-survive-amid-declining-fish-stocks

Rosy official forecasts fail to lift freshwater fishermen’s hopes

While river fishermen are claiming to have had smaller catches this season, experts are predicting that this year’s freshwater fish yields will be double that of previous years. Heng Kong, director of the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute at the Fisheries Administration (FiA), predicted that ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rosy-official-forecasts-fail-lift-freshwater-fishermens-hopes

Fishing resumes after four-month shutdown

Fishermen living in the northern provinces along the Chaktomuk River – including parts of the capital and neighbouring Kandal province – have resumed fishing after it was suspended from June 1 to September 30. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-resumes-after-four-month-shutdown

Kandal’s fish production expected to be higher compared to previous year

With the heavy rainfall that have been experienced throughout Cambodia, the water levels of lakes and canals in Kandal have not gone down which promises a higher fish yield. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501154346/kandals-fish-production-expected-to-be-higher-compared-to-previous-year/

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