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Fisheries authority chalks up 599 offences

he Fisheries Administration has cracked down on a total of 599 fishing offences in the first three months of the year, including 42 sea fishing offences. This figure is down by 88 cases from the same period last year, said its report obtained by The ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fisheries-authority-chalks-599-offences

WWF calls for more action to protect endangered animals

Kratie Province–World Wildlife Fund Cambodia yesterday urged Kratie provincial authorities to take firm action against fishing, forestry, and forest land encroachment crimes in order to protect and preserve rare species of wild animals that are currently under threat. Horm Chandet, a landscape manager for WWF’s ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679406/wwf-calls-for-more-action-to-protect-endangered-animals

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

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

Police searching for illegal fishing suspects

Siem Reap provincial authorities are searching for the owners of two confiscated boats which were used for illegal fishing during the closed fishing season in Chi Kreng district’s Anlong Samnor commune. Colonel Sok Theavuth, district police chief, yesterday said that provincial anti-economic crime police, in collaboration ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50620306/police-searching-for-illegal-fishing-suspects-2/

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/

Vietnamese held over illegal fishing in Pursat

Police on Saturday detained 19 Vietnamese including two women in Pursat province for fishing with illegal equipment in a protected area in Koh Ka Ek Village in Kandieng district’s Raingtoel commune. The General Commissariat of the National Police said on Monday that the authorities also ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vietnamese-held-over-illegal-fishing-pursat

Clams confiscated in Preah Sihanouk

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday seized more than 400kg of clams from fishermen in Prey Nub district’s Veal Rinh and O’Chrov communes and returned them to the sea. Provincial fisheries administration director Em Phea said on Monday that authorities patrolled the area on Sunday ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/clams-confiscated-preah-sihanouk

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50526758/illegal-fishing-crackdown-on-chomrouk-lake/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50526429/crackdown-nets-more-than-one-tonne-of-fish/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50524750/crackdown-on-illegal-fishing-in-tonle-sap/

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/

Illegal fishing cases see decline

Illegal fishing cases slumped by about 12 percent in the first half of this year compared with the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said in a report released yesterday. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50514953/illegal-fishing-cases-see-decline/

Fishing season ends with ministry warning

The Agriculture Ministry has warned against the use of illegal fishing equipment during the closed fishing season which begins next month. Eng Cheasan, chief of the fisheries administration at the ministry, said yesterday that the fishing season for 2018 would close for five months from ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50490231/fishing-season-ends-with-ministry-warning/

Vietnamese fishing boat escapes chase

Authorities yesterday chased a Vietnamese fishing boat suspected of conducting illegal fishing off the coast of Preah Sihanouk province. Police reported that a Vietnamese trawler was damaged during the operation conducted by Cambodian coastal guards. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106696/vietnamese-fishing-boat-escapes-chase/

Fishing and forest crackdown yields results

Nearly 3,000 cases have been detected in a crackdown on fisheries and forest crime in the first nine months of this year.​ The results were in a Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery report published on Friday. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5087200/fishing-forest-crackdown-yields-results/

Thais caught fishing

Police in Oddar Meanchey province have reprimanded six Thais caught fishing illegally in Samrong town. Kon Kriel commune police chief Path Kim said the six men were educated and released. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40317/thais-caught-fishing/

Over 700 illegal fishermen netted

A four-month government campaign has exposed 730 cases of illegal fishing on Tonle Sap lake. Noa Thuok, secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, said 30 people have been sent to court so far as a result of the inter-ministerial crackdown, which began in December. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37606/over-700-illegal-fishermen-netted/

Floating villages to be grounded

A government minister has sounded the death knell for Tonle Sap picturesque floating villages after outlining a long-term plan to rehome all those living on the lake. Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon yesterday told Khmer Times he wants to relocate thousands of families living on the lake ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36334/floating-villages-to-be-grounded/

Government task force destroys seized illegal fishing gear

A government task force charged with eliminating illegal fishing on the Tonle Sap lake has destroyed more than 100 km of nets and other equipment seized in Kompong Chhnang and Kompong Thom provinces this month, officials said on Monday.   ...

Van Roeun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-task-force-destroys-seized-illegal-fishing-gear-125494/

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