Illegal fishing crackdown showing strong progress

Over the past two years, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries detained 31 offenders and confiscated more than 1,400 electrofishing implements in the six provinces bordering Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Chea Sokny

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

Call for stricter regulation on dolphin protection areas

A seven-year-old dolphin has been killed by an electric shock device, which is an illegal form of fishing, with the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) condemning the use of illegal fishing gear and vowing to crack down on perpetrators. ...

Rov Hongseng

ASEAN discusses maritime protection

The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) chaired the 2023 ASEAN Coast Guard Forum in Jakarta from June 6-9 to discuss cooperation in protecting waters from various threats, including illegal fishing. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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

In Stung Treng, women step in fish protection, fearing catch loss

Seeing the continuous plunge in fish stock in the Mekong River, women living in communities that heavily rely on fish catches are stepping in, fearing that no fish would be left for the next generation if no one acts. But despite their efforts, they have ...

Ou Sokmean and Teng Yalirozy

Police step up patrol of Tonle Sap Lake

Kampong Chhnang provincial officials beefed up patrols and monitoring for illegal fishing during breeding season this year. Officials said they had success on the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Son Minea

Action plan set to safeguard Tonle Sap Lake

An inter-ministerial committee tasked with combating fisheries crimes at Tonle Sap Lake has issued a five-point action plan designed to preserve it as a natural resource for long-term public interests. The committee, led by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina, finalised the plan during ...

Rann Reuy

Efforts to curb illegal fishing paying off

Efforts by government authorities to curb illegal fishing have proven to be effective with cases recorded in 2022 much less than 2021 numbers. ...

Torn Vibol

Citizens and communities concerned over rising fishing crimes in Kampong Preah community

Communities in Kampong Preah commune, Battambang province, are concerned, claiming that there are still people smuggling nets and other illegal devices resulting in the loss of fish species. ...

VOD​ Staff

Kampot fishermen struggle to survive amid declining fish stocks

Fishermen in Kampot province are struggling amid declining fish stock, which they say is the result of illegal fishing, shrinking fishing grounds and pumping dirt into waters. ...

Meas Molika

Battambang provincial governor: natural resource crime and land disputes have been steadily declining

Sok Loo, Battambang provincial governor, told Prime Minister Hun Sen on October 23 that the crackdown on crime in the province included crackdowns crimes against natural resources, such as fishing and forestry, are steadily declining. ...

Keo Kereya

Authorities crackdown on large-scale illegal fishing in Tonle Sap

A team of officers conducted an operation to implement measures to prevent illegal fishing and a crackdown on a large-scale illegal fishing operation in Tonle Sap. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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

Officials step up crackdown on illegal fishing

Fisheries and local officials are stepping up a crackdown on illegal fishing nationwide as the closed fishing season is set to begin next month, according to a senior Agriculture Ministry official. ...

Tith Kongnov

Tonle Sap fishing crackdown picks up pace, intensity

The inter-ministerial commission for the prevention and suppression of fishing crimes in the Tonle Sap Lake has continued to intensify patrols, inspections and searches as it cracks down on fishing crimes throughout the flooded forest areas around the lake. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

B’bang 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

Gov’t identifies spot to stamp out illegal fishing on Tonle Sap

The joint task force from different institutions to tackle illegal fishing in Tonle Sap Lake has used Kampong Phlok port as the meeting point to coordinate the crackdown on illegal fishing in the lake.  ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Authorities clamp down on illegal fishing on Tonle Sap lake

Authorities in provinces surrounding the Tonle Sap lake have stepped up clamping down on illegal fishing believed to have gone unchecked a day after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered them to do so. ...

Son Minea

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