Fishing, fisheries and aquaculture

Fishing policy and administration

Experts conduct water quality check of Tonle Sap

The Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute with the staff of the Wonders of the Mekong, is conducting a water quality study in the Tonle Sap. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501237003/experts-conductwater-quality-checkof-tonle-sap/

Minister tells fisheries officials to develop aquaculture sector

Agriculture minister Dith Tina has advised the Fisheries Administration (FiA) to enhance the management and conservation of fisheries resources, boost aquaculture and processing, incentivise the private sector, support fisheries cooperatives as well as open doors to alternative livelihood options for fishermen that may need them. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-tells-fisheries-officials-develop-aquaculture-sector

Police step up patrol of Tonle Sap Lake

Kampong Chhnang provincial officials beefed up patrols and monitoring for illegal fishing during breeding season this year. Officials said they had success on the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501231719/police-step-up-patrol-of-tonle-sap-lake/

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

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

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

Illegal fishing gear ultimatum ends

The Kampong Thom Provincial Administration say that immediately after the June 5 commune council elections, measures will be put in place to make sure that none of the fishing communities throughout the province uses illegal fishing equipment. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-fishing-gear-ultimatum-ends

Officials step up crackdown on illegal fishing

Fisheries and local officials are stepping up a crackdown on illegal fishing nationwide as the closed fishing season is set to begin next month, according to a senior Agriculture Ministry official. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083661/officials-step-up-crackdown-on-illegal-fishing/

EU hands over seven maritime patrol vessels

Under the CAPFISH-Capture programme, the EU in Cambodia provided seven maritime patrol vessels to the Fisheries Administration (FiA) cantonments in the Kingdom’s four coastal provinces to meet their operational needs in the suppression and prosecution of fisheries crimes. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-hands-over-seven-maritime-patrol-vessels

Tonle Sap fishing crackdown picks up pace, intensity

The inter-ministerial commission for the prevention and suppression of fishing crimes in the Tonle Sap Lake has continued to intensify patrols, inspections and searches as it cracks down on fishing crimes throughout the flooded forest areas around the lake. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-fishing-crackdown-picks-pace-intensity

B’bang fisheries crimes total 38 cases Jan-Mar

Battambang provincial Fisheries Administration apprehended perpetrators of 38 fishery crimes and confiscated fishing nets spanning a total of 18,560m in the first quarter of this year, according to a new report. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bbang-fisheries-crimes-total-38-cases-jan-mar

Illegal fishing crew on Tonle Sap Lake using electrical gear busted

RoyalL Academy of Cambodia president Sok Touch, in collaboration with the South Tonle Sap Fisheries Administration Inspectorate forces, has stepped up enforcement of fishing regulations and seized illegal fishing equipment in provinces surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-fishing-crew-tonle-sap-lake-using-electrical-gear-busted

Two fishermen in hot water after breaking fishing ban

Kratie provincial authorities have referred two suspects to court for illegally fishing the Mekong River during the fishing ban, which was implemented on June 1 and is in force until the end of September, seizing more than 50,000 sqm of fishing nets. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-fishermen-hot-water-after-breaking-fishing-ban

No fishing during fish spawning

The Kampong Cham province fishery community director Eng Nam has called on the fishing community not to fish during the spawning season which started last month until October. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902847/no-fishing-during-fish-spawning/

Crab banks buoy marine fisheries yields

Provincial fisheries officials have said the development of crab banks in community fisheries has gradually boosted marine crab output. Crab banks are where pregnant crabs are stored until their attached eggs hatch. Members of fisheries communities who catch pregnant crabs are obliged to sell them ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crab-banks-buoy-marine-fisheries-yields

Gov’t bans fish exports

The government has suspended fish exports in an effort to stabilise domestic supply in the face of the spreading coronavirus. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-bans-fish-exports

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

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