Catch and Culture - Environment Vol 22, No 3

MRC CC 22 cover

03 Mar 2017

This issue is largely devoted to the fisheries legacy of Thailand's late King Bhumibol, who died in October. We also look at recent developments in water diplomacy and a Lower Mekong Fish Passage conference as well as the new Environmental Management Division taking shape at the Mekong River Commission.

Table of Contents

  1. King Bhumibol’s legacy: A lifetime commitment to fisheries: King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
  2. Chelonians: More than 200 critically endangered turtles find new homes in Cambodia
  3. Climate change: Marrakech Action Proclamation for climate and sustainable development
  4. Water diplomacy (1): Asian lawmakers encourage integrated water resource management
  5. Water diplomacy (2): MRC reaffirms role as platform for diplomacy
  6. Business and science: Industry-science dialogue creates breakthrough in stewardship
  7. Mekong River Commission: New Environmental Management Division takes shape at MRC
  8. Lower Mekong Fish Passage Conference (1): Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry hosts international fishway conference
  9. Lower Mekong Fish Passage Conference (2): Lao PDR agrees to develop fish-passage monitoring guidelines
  10. Lower Mekong Fish Passage Conference (3): Retention of PIT tags in selected Mekong fishes in Lao PDR
  11. Lower Mekong Fish Passage Conference (4): Approaches to mitigation works at the Don Sahong hydropower project site
  12. Nutrition: Combatting severe acute malnutrition in vulnerable communities
  13. Conservation: WWF says Irrawaddy dolphins now ‘functionally extinct’ in Lao PDR


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© Mekong River Commission 2016

Scientific Advisors:

  • So Nam, Fisheries Team Leader, MRC Operations Division
  • Ngor Peng Bun, Capture Fisheries Specialist, MRC Operations Division

Editorial Panel:

  • Truong Hong Tien,
  • Director of Environmental Management Division So Nam,
  • Chief Environment Management Officer Phattareeya Suanrattanachai,
  • Fisheries Management Specialist Prayooth Yaowakhan,
  • Ecosystem and Wetland Specialist Nuon Vanna,
  • Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology Officer Dao Thi Ngoc Hoang,
  • Water Quality Officer


  • Peter Starr


  • Chhut Chheana


The opinions and interpretation expressed within are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Mekong River Commission

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