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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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501132868/authorities-crackdown-on-large-scale-illegal-fishing-in-tonle-sap/

Rains quell fire risk around Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, but the future looks fiery

The roots of the forests surrounding Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake spend half the year submerged in water. But in the past five years, they’ve been catching fire in the arid heat of the dry season. The government has rolled out plans to respond to these ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen
https://news.mongabay.com/2022/07/rains-quell-fire-risk-around-cambodias-tonle-sap-but-the-future-looks-fiery/

Tonle Sap, Mekong water levels continue to rise amid flood warnings

The water levels of the Mekong and Tonle Sap has risen and is likely to continue to rise after more than a month of persistent rainfall, raising flood alerts in various parts of the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501119146/tonle-sap-mekong-water-levels-continue-to-rise-amid-flood-warnings/

14,000ha slated for families around Tonle Sap

Nearly 14,000ha of farmland in Zone 2 and Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake have so far been allocated by the government to some 7,000 households in the provinces surrounding the lake, according to preliminary data seen by The Post on June 7. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/14000ha-slated-families-around-tonle-sap

Three institutions tasked to restore Tonle Sap Lake to conserve fish species

Prime Minister Hun Sen has tasked three institutions to work together to restore and deepen the Tonle Sap bed aiming to conserve fish species. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083776/three-institutions-tasked-to-restore-tonle-sap-lake-to-conserve-fish-species/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-fishing-crackdown-picks-pace-intensity

Water level rises in Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake

The water level in the Mekong River has finally risen, thanks to the rainfall over the past few days, and hopefully the rain continues in the next few days so as to bring the water level to normal ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501060874/water-level-rises-in-mekong-river-and-tonle-sap-lake/

PM orders Tonle Sap heli patrols

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the military to use helicopter patrols to prevent fisheries-related crimes around the Tonle Sap Lake and to help apprehend any large-scale fisheries offenders and prosecute them to ensure the sustainability of the lake’s fish population. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-tonle-sap-heli-patrols

TSA conducting inventory of fishing gear in Tonle Sap Lake

Teams from the Tonle Sap Authority (TSA)’s Department of Supervision, Trade and Conservation are making an inventory of the fishing gear in the Tonle Sap Lake area to document what equipment is available. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tsa-conducting-inventory-fishing-gear-tonle-sap-lake

Concern grows over illegal fishing in Tonle Sap lake

The Royal Academy of Cambodia has expressed concern over illegal fishing in Tonle Sap lake. The president of the academy Sok Touch said that fishing was taking place in the protected areas, which is illegal and hundreds of fishermen were involved. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501040745/concern-grows-over-illegal-fishing-in-tonle-sap-lake/

Two more land in court for Tonle Sap encroachment

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court on December 22 detained a commune chief in Preah Netr Preah district and a reporter from the Khmer Student News Unit on charges of illegal encroachment, occupation and sale of state land that is part of Region 3 of the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-more-land-court-tonle-sap-encroachment

Ministry does maintenance on Tonle Sap boundary posts to stop future land grabs

Officials from the Tonle Sap Authority and the Water Resources and Meteorology Departments in the six provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake have inspected 659 boundary posts demarcating Region 3 of the lake, which the government had preserved for fish spawning grounds until the region ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-does-maintenance-tonle-sap-boundary-posts-stop-future-land-grabs

Stolen 700 hectares of Tonle Sap land returned to the state

A deputy provincial police chief in Kampong Chhnang province was involved in the encroachment of nearly 700 hectares of flooded forest in the Tonle Sap Lake area, while so far the Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities have returned 2,000 hectares of land to state ownership. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50980801/stolen-700-hectares-of-tonle-sap-land-returned-to-the-state/

Blitz on land grabs: Authorities seize back 2,000 ha of flooded forest

In an effort to restore natural habitat, Land Management Minister Chea Sophara yesterday began a crackdown against encroachments in Tonle Sap lake’s flooded forest and seized back more than 2,000 hectares in Kampong Chhnang province. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50979345/blitz-on-land-grabs-authorities-seize-back-2000-ha-of-flooded-forest/

Cambodia acts to save largest lake

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered relevant authorities to launch a large-scale crackdown on illegal land grabs around the kingdom’s largest freshwater lake — Tonle Sap — and to seize back all the encroached land. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50979678/cambodia-acts-to-save-largest-lake/

Cambodia has over 100 river and sea ports

Cambodia has in total 105 ports, of which 78 are river ports located along the Mekong, Tonle Sap, Tonle Basac and in provinces, and 27 others are sea ports. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902640/cambodia-has-over-100-river-and-sea-ports/

No fishing during fish spawning

The Kampong Cham province fishery community director Eng Nam has called on the fishing community not to fish during the spawning season which started last month until October. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902847/no-fishing-during-fish-spawning/

Low water levels for Tonle Sap Lake hurt ecology and economy

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said low dry season river flows has caused a decrease in water levels in the Tonle Sap Lake, and called on all Mekong countries to improve river management.   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/low-water-levels-tonle-sap-lake-hurt-ecology-and-economy

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