Government to push fish farming

The government has set an annual target of producing 1.2 million tons of fish in farms within the next three years to support high local demand and to reduce the flood of imports from neighboring countries, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Chea Vannak

PM says fish stocks falling

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged Cambodians to fully develop inland fish production so they would not have to depend solely on fish caught in the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers for their main diet. ...

Sok Chan

EU ban on Cambodian fish remains in place

More than one year after its fish products were banned from Europe, the industry and government has done little to ensure it will be lifted. The ban, instituted in early 2013, has hurt potential fish exports to a potentially lucrative trade partner. But EU officials say Cambodia ...

Suy Heimkhemra

Fish exports up 10 per cent from 2012

Cambodia’s fish output rose 10 per cent in 2013 from a year earlier, according to figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Production reached 730,000 tonnes last year, Nao Thouk, director of the ministry’s fishery department, said yesterday. There were 550,000 tonnes of fresh ...

Hor Kimsay

Drop-off in beverage imports questioned

Despite the fact that beverage consumption in Cambodia is on the rise, government statistics show that imports of alcohol and non-alcoholic products in the first half of 2013 have declined by 51 per cent year-on-year. The seemingly conflicting figures left some scratching their heads. Meng Saktheara, ...

Hor Kimsay

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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