FAO launches fisheries training

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has kicked off training to build fisheries stakeholder capacity in the management of fisheries, while improving the livelihoods of coastal community fisheries. ... ...

Yatt Malai

Crackdowns on Illegal fishing during closed season

Fisheries authorities in Stung Treng province have been cracking down on illegal fishing since the close of the fishing season at the beginning of May. They have been working to intercept illegal fishermen for the past month. ... ...

Nang Veasna

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

Another Mekong dolphin calf recorded this year

An estimated two-week-old dolphin calf was spotted in Kampi deep pool in Kratie province, according to the Fisheries Administration. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Fishy business: Kampong Thom Fisheries Administration crackdown fisheries crime

While the fish spawning season is still ongoing and the fishing ban is in full swing, fisheries administration officials continue to crackdown on fishery crimes to combat overs fishing and resource depletion. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Guidelines for closed fishing season released

The Fisheries Administration banned the use of some fishing gears during the closed fishing season, which will begin early June, to contribute to the preservation and protection of fishery resources for future generations.​ ... ...

Pech Sotheary

Stop order but fulling of Kampot mangrove swamp continues

Despite a stop order issued to a prominent businessman, the mangrove forests, a vital source of the province Kampot eco system is again under threat as land fill has started again. The mangrove forests and swamps are located near the Prek Tnong fishing community in ...


Export of fishery products sinks in first nine months

Cambodia exported 10,980 tonnes of fishery products in the first nine months of this year – down 0.5 per cent from the same period last year – a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. The Kingdom exported 7,000 tonnes of fresh fish (60 ...

Hin Pisei

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

Fishing communities given 100 motorboats

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has provided 50 communities in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces with 100 motorboats from the World Bank to strengthen preservation and combat fisheries crimes. ... ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

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

Illegal Vietnamese fisherman shot during crackdown

Prey Veng provincial police on Friday fired shots at a group of illegal Vietnamese fishermen who tried to ram their patrol boat, wounding one man in Peam Chor district’s Svay Phluos commune. Colonel Kim Salouth, provincial anti-economic crime police chief, yesterday said that six suspects ...

Pech Sotheary

GEF aids fishing communities in adapting to climate change

A five-year project known as CamAdapt, which aims to help coastal fishing communities and ecosystems in four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk – adapt to climate change, is expected to start early next year. ... ...

Khorn Savi

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

Baby dolphin found in Kratie

The newborn Irrawaddy dolphin which was discovered earlier this week in Kratie province is the first one recorded this year, a World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)-Cambodia report said. According to the report, a group of dolphin-watching tourist-boat operators on Monday spotted a dolphin calf, ...

Soth Koemsoeun

B’bang wetland being illegally logged,cleared

Some 100ha of flooded forest land in Battambang province’s Sangke district has been illegally logged and cleared in recent months, local community groups and the Fisheries Administration said on Wednesday. The flooded forest land, situated the province’s Area 2 and Area 3, has been classified ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

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

Second fishing season begins

The second fishing season starts today, and will run until Jan 17, with the Fisheries Administration calling on prahok and pha’ak producers to buy fish in designated areas along the Tonle Sap River. ... ...

Chea Vannak

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

Marginal fall in fishing sector’s revenue despite exports hike

Exports of fish and related products in Cambodia rose slightly during the first nine months of the year, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, though the sector suffered a small drop in revenue. ... ...

Sok Chan

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

Ministry drafts directive to save Royal Turtles

The Agriculture Ministry’s Fisheries Administration is drafting a directive to turn more sections of the Sre Ambel river system into conservation zones for Royal Turtles following successes reported by the Wildlife Conservation Society and administration monitoring teams in existing zones. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Dead Irrawaddy dolphin found on beach

An Irrawaddy dolphin weighing more than 100 kilograms was found dead on Koh Rong Sanloem beach yesterday, with officials blaming plastic bag consumption for its death. Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said on Facebook that the dolphin likely died many days ago and then was ...

Pech Sotheary

Crackdown nets 43 cases of illegal fishing

Fisheries administration officials and local authorities on Wednesday discovered off-season fishing activities in 43 areas along Tonle Sap lake in Kampong Chhnang province. ... ...

Or Sreypich

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