Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Fishing policy and administration

Authorities bust illegal fishing

At least 1,843 cases of illegal fishing were busted by the authorities in the last eight months and 19 out of 89 perpetrators were imprisoned by the court, said a report on the overall result of fisheries crimes cracked down nationwide. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-bust-illegal-fishing

Men nabbed for dolphin zone fishing

Two men have been placed in pre-trial detention for “fishing using electric shock devices” in a Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin conservation zone in Kratie province. A 104kg, 1.98m male dolphin was found dead in the same preservation area on Sunday after its flipper became entangled ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/men-nabbed-dolphin-zone-fishing

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

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

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

Efforts to save fish highlighted

National and international environmental experts concluded discussions on migratory fish management and preservation in Cambodia on Wednesday through a workshop facilitated by the US Agency of International Development (USAID) in Phnom Penh. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/efforts-save-fish-highlighted

VSO project aids fishing communities

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) completed a two-year project in Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Thom provinces that created 20 fishing communities and directly influenced the lives of more than 75,000 Cambodians. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vso-project-aids-fishing-communities

Crackdown nets more than one tonne of fish

Authorities in Tboung Khmum province’s O’raing Ov district on Wednesday seized several kilometres of small-hole fishing nets, bamboo poles and more than one tonne of small fish during a crackdown on illegal fishing on Kapit lake, according to officials.​ ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50526429/crackdown-nets-more-than-one-tonne-of-fish/

Cambodian fishermen in Thailand face abuses: ILO

Cambodian and Myanmar fishermen in Thailand are often paid below the minimum wage, see their payment withheld and face abuses, according to a new International Labour Organisation study. For the baseline study Ship to Shore Rights the ILO interviewed 434 mostly Myanmar and Cambodian fishermen ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-fishermen-thailand-face-abuses-ilo

Changes to make fishing sustainable

A cabinet meeting on Friday amended several articles of the fisheries law to limit the use of narrow fishing nets and introduce licences for some mechanised equipment. ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080127/changes-make-fishing-sustainable/

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/

Thais caught fishing

Police in Oddar Meanchey province have reprimanded six Thais caught fishing illegally in Samrong town. Kon Kriel commune police chief Path Kim said the six men were educated and released. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40317/thais-caught-fishing/

Over 700 illegal fishermen netted

A four-month government campaign has exposed 730 cases of illegal fishing on Tonle Sap lake. Noa Thuok, secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, said 30 people have been sent to court so far as a result of the inter-ministerial crackdown, which began in December. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37606/over-700-illegal-fishermen-netted/

Clash at fishing crackdown begets visit by brass

Interior Minister Sar Kheng and Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhun travelled by helicopter to Pursat province yesterday morning, two days after a clash between authorities and community members that saw 30 fishermen arrested. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/clash-fishing-crackdown-begets-visit-brass

Minister: Stop illegal fishing or step down

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has publically warned government officials in the areas surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake that they will be fired if they continued to allow illegal fishing.Speaking at the closing ceremony of the “2016 Annual Working Results and the Direction of 2017” at ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33785/minister--stop-illegal-fishing-or-step-down/

Snakehead fish farmers required to register: gov’t

Snakehead fish farmers are required to register with the Fisheries Administration as part of new regulations aimed at better governing and monitoring an industry that became legal in April after an 11-year ban. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/snakehead-fish-farmers-required-register-govt

Snakehead fish farms to rely on animal carcasses

The Fisheries Administration submitted a proclamation on management measures for sustainable snakehead fish farming to the Ministry of Agriculture last week, a member of the Fisheries Administration confirmed yesterday.   ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/snakehead-fish-farms-rely-animal-carcasses

Drought weighs on fishery production target

While Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries aims to increase fish production by 1.3 per cent this year, members of fishery organisations believe that is an unlikely target as drought conditions have tapped out natural resources. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/drought-weighs-fishery-production-target

Norwegian firm plans to build $24M fish farm

Norwegian firm Vitamar AS Co plans to invest $24 million into a large-scale marine fish farm in Cambodia’s Preah Sihanouk province, state news agency AKP reported yesterday.   ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/norwegian-firm-plans-build-24m-fish-farm

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