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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

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

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

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

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

Baby dolphin dies from electric shock, initial autopsy finds

Officials are working to determine the exact cause of death of an Irrawaddy baby dolphin that was found dead at the Anlong Kampi conservation area in Sambok commune of Kratie province’s Chitr Borei district. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/baby-dolphin-dies-electric-shock-initial-autopsy-finds

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

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

2nd rescued giant stingray returned to river’s depths

The Mekong River Wonder project – in collaboration with the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute (IFREDI) – released a gigantic freshwater stingray back into the river, after it was caught by fishermen on May 22 in Koh Preah commune of Stung Treng province’s Siem ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/2nd-rescued-giant-stingray-returned-rivers-depths

FiA, WWF to step up patrolling after third dolphin found dead

The Fisheries Administration (FiA) and World Wide Fund for Nature Cambodia (WWF-Cambodia) are beefing up their efforts to protect the remaining Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie province following the death of another dolphin last week. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fia-wwf-step-patrolling-after-third-dolphin-found-dead

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

WCS releases 35 Cantor's giant softshell turtles into the wild

The Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Programme (WCS) has said it safely released 35 Cantor’s giant softshell turtle hatchlings into the wild along the Mekong River on February 17, in Kratie province’s northernmost district of Sambor. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-releases-35-cantors-giant-softshell-turtles-wild

Royal turtles get new home

More than 200 critically endangered royal turtles will be moved to a new center in Koh Kong’s Mondol Seima district today with 13 Siamese crocodiles also being relocated. Eng Mengey, communications officer for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said royal turtles were now facing threats to ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29655/royal-turtles-get-new-home/

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