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Coral spawning observed in Cambodian waters

Conservationist working groups have urged participation in protecting and conserving important coral habitats following the first-ever observation of coral reef spawning in Cambodian seawaters. ... ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coral-spawning-observed-in-cambodian-waters

Siem Reap forces targeting illegal fishing practices

The Siem Reap provincial authority, in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration’s (FiA) provincial cantonment, has initiated a campaign to inspect and address crimes in all fishing territories along Tonle Sap Lake. The campaign aims to educate fishermen about the prohibition of illegal fishing gear. ... ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-forces-targeting-illegal-fishing-practices

Fishery firms must register all vessels in Kep province

Kep provincial authorities are planning to register each of the fishing vessels operating in the province, in order to ensure the legality of fishermen’s businesses and allow their catches to be exported. ... ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishery-firms-must-register-all-vessels-in-kep-province

Firm to boost live shrimp exports to China in ’24

A Local firm is planning to increase its export of live mantis shrimp to the Chinese market this year, after several shipments proved to be a commercial success in the Chinese market in 2023. ... ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-to-boost-live-shrimp-exports-to-china-in-24

Cambodia takes steps to eliminate illegal fishing practices

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is teaming up with Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration (FiA) to strengthen the country’s efforts against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501398763/cambodia-takes-steps-to-eliminate-illegal-fishing-practices/

Capacity building program launched to enhance fisheries conservation in Cambodia

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has partnered with the European Union (EU) to implement a capacity building program aimed at enhancing the management of fisheries in Cambodia. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501397394/capacity-building-program-launched-to-enhance-fisheries-conservation-in-cambodia/

Innovative fishway addresses Siem Reap fishery challenges

In a significant move towards sustainable fisheries in Cambodia, the Sleng Fishway in Siem Reap’s Kralanh district, the country’s first fishway, was formally unveiled on November 1. ... ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/innovative-fishway-addresses-siem-reap-fishery-challenges

CQS certification boosts fishery production

Upon receiving the Cambodia Quality Seal (CQS) for food safety, Suong Sophoan, who founded his namesake dried fish enterprise Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district, intends to boost monthly production from 500-2,500kg. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cqs-certification-boosts-fishery-production

Cambodian fisheries eye European market access

Shetty Thombathu, chief technical adviser to the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), said the UN agency and the Fisheries Administration (FiA) under Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries are collaborating to ensure that the Kingdom’s fisheries products meet EU regulations and standards for access ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-fisheries-eye-european-market-access

FiA clamp down on piranha importation and online marketing

The Fisheries Administration (FiA) has announced the confiscation and destruction of piranhas, a notorious species of carnivorous fish with razor-sharp teeth, that it said had been smuggled into Cambodia. ... ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fia-clamp-down-piranha-importation-and-online-marketing

Community joins together to plant 5,400 saplings in Kampong Thom

The Fisheries Administration’s (FiA) Kampong Thom provincial cantonment and environment officials, in cooperation with Pov Veay Sen Chey Fisheries Community, have planted 5,400 saplings in Stoung district’s Peam Bang commune. ... ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/community-joins-together-plant-5400-saplings-kampong-thom

Adult male dolphin found dead from fishing net in Stung Treng

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has reiterated its demands that fishermen stop all fishing activity including the use of nets, hooks and illegal fishing equipment in the dolphin conservation zone in Stung Treng province to ensure the sustainability of the endangered species and ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adult-male-dolphin-found-dead-fishing-net-stung-treng

Takeo farmer’s diversification bet pays off

A farmer in Takeo province is reaping the benefits of diversification on his 1.6ha land in Borei Cholsar district. Previously, Sem Savry grew three crops of rice a year, but now, in addition to his rice, he feeds river shrimp and geese, and grows coconuts. ...

Rann Reuy
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/takeo-farmers-diversification-bet-pays

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

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