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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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50724664/guidelines-for-closed-fishing-season-released/

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 ...

CNE
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681426/stop-order-but-fulling-of-kampot-mangrove-swamp-continues

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/export-fishery-products-sinks-first-nine-months

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

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-communities-given-100-motorboats

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

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50619549/illegal-vietnamese-fisherman-shot-during-crackdown/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gef-aids-fishing-communities-adapting-climate-change

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

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/baby-dolphin-found-kratie

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bbang-wetland-being-illegally-loggedcleared-0

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

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50568036/second-fishing-season-begins/

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

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50545161/marginal-fall-in-fishing-sectors-revenue-despite-exports-hike/

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

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50540828/ministry-drafts-directive-to-save-royal-turtles/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523122/dead-irrawaddy-dolphin-found-on-beach/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50521263/crackdown-nets-43-cases-of-illegal-fishing/

Irrawaddy dolphin found dead

A critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead, floating along a stretch of the Mekong River in Kratie’s Chet Boreid district on Wednesday. The cause of the mammal’s death was determined as bruising to its gills caused by an illegal fishing net. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/irrawaddy-dolphin-found-dead-0

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