Event boosts awareness of plight of Irrawaddy dolphin

As Freshwater Dolphin Day was observed on October 23 in Colombia, Cambodian officials and wildlife conservationists expressed their strong commitment to protecting the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin through both art and a scientific approach. ...

Post Staff

Battambang 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

Fishery platform for diversification debuts

The UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries – together with higher education institutions (HEIs) and industry insiders – have officially launched the Food Technology, Research and Innovation Platform (FTP) to promote the development of fishery products in Cambodia. ...

Long Kimmarita

Kampot plans to help fishermen after decrease in annual yield

Kampot Provincial Fishery Administration reported that the 2021 seafood yield showed a decrease of over 2,000 tonnes compared with last year, even though the administration has cracked down on many illegal fishing operations in the province. ...

Son Minea

Prahok season begins

The Agriculture Ministry’s Fisheries Administration yesterday said that prahok makers should rush to produce fermented fish paste and smoked fish as catches are currently high. Eng Chea San, director general for the Fishery Administration, said that in the 2019-2020 fishing season, water from Tonle Sap lake ...

Pech Sotheary

Fishing season begins with ministry calling for permits

Fishing season has officially begun and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has encouraged people to apply for permits and respect the law as they set lures, nets and traps to catch their haul. The 2019-20 fishing season varies between five to eight months ...

Long Kimmarita

Illegal fishing crackdown on Chomrouk lake

Fisheries administration officials and local authorities on Saturday cracked down on banned types of fishing along Chomrouk lake in Kampong Cham province and seized fishing nets, wooden poles and various types of fish, the provincial police said. ...

Or Sreypich

Crackdown nets more than one tonne of fish

Authorities in Tboung Khmum province’s O’raing Ov district on Wednesday seized several kilometres of small-hole fishing nets, bamboo poles and more than one tonne of small fish during a crackdown on illegal fishing on Kapit lake, according to officials.​ ...

Pav Suy

Crackdown on illegal fishing in Tonle Sap

Pursat provincial police and fishery administration officials cracked down on a large scale illegal fishing operation along Tonle Sap lake and seized equipment including over 5,300 fishing nets in Kandieng district’s Raing Til commune. ...

Pech Sotheary

Ministry issues flood alert

The Ministry of Water Resources yesterday issued a flood alert in some provinces due to heavy rain while it also opened the gates of dams in Kampot and Battambang provinces to release excess water. ...

Sen David

Fisheries income rises despite falling exports

Exports of fish fell in the first four months of 2017, but income from the fisheries sector increased by nearly half compared with the same period last year. According to an Agriculture Ministry report, income from the fisheries sector between January and April was $230,653, up ...

Sum Manet

Fish yields rise, exports fall

The total export of fish products decreased in 2016 even though fish yields rose, causing income from the fisheries sector to drop by nearly a half compared with a year earlier. ...

Chea Vannak

Drought prompts calls for fish farms, imports

The prolonged drought is raising fears that domestic fish supplies will be so depleted that the Kingdom may need to start importing fish to compensate for a shortfall at markets, officials said. ...

Chea Vannak

Illegal tools of fishing trade go up in smoke

Fishery Administration officials in Kampong Chhnang province burned nearly 1,000 electric fishing nets and other devices yesterday morning in a ceremony capping off a provincial crackdown on illegal fishing equipment. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Dolphin found dead

The body of a 100-kilogram Irrawaddy dolphin from Cambodia was found dead in Vietnamese territory and repatriated to its home waters yesterday, officials said. Im Phat, deputy chief of the Fishery Administration in Takeo province’s Angkor Borei district, said two endangered freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins – fewer ...

Sen David

Farmers of crocodile say no to skin exports

Cambodian crocodile farmers prefer selling young live crocodiles directly rather than raising crocodiles and selling their skins for export as they believe there is no market, despite officials encouraging crocodile farming for skin exports. Heng Chheng, a crocodile farmer from Battambang, has raised crocodiles since 1984. ...

Hun Sen probes fishing lots' irregular bids

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered Agriculture Minister Chan Sarun to explain irregularities that have taken place in the bidding process for licenses to operate fishing lots around the Tonle Sap lake. The order was carried out after Mr Hun Sen received a report from ...

Farmers respond to lobster price hikes

As prices continue to climb for freshwater lobster, farming of the crustacean in Cambodia is increasing. A kilogram of top-quality lobster sells for about US$30, up from $10 in 2005, according to lobster farmers. The government is seeking to foster new growth in Cambodia’s wild ...

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