Catch and Culture - Environment Vol 23, No 1

CC 23.1 Final

09 May 2017

In this issue, we examine the growing appetite for giant endangered fish species and recent developments in aquaculture in the Mekong Delta, including Viet Nam's ambitious plans for the shrimp farming sector. We also look at the five fish species identified in a joint Cambodia-Lao management plan. Other topics include a Dutch study that finds 'no safety concern' with Mekong catfish and a feature article on how ecosystem services of wetlands are valued.

Table of Contents

4. Endangered species trade
Growing appetite for giant endangered fish species among Vietnamese diners

10. Fisheries management
Cambodia, Lao PDR identify five species for joint fisheries management plan

14. Fishpasses
Can we have large dams and maintain most of the fishery?

18 Aquaculture (1)
Vietnamese pangasius exports rise 9.6% to $1.71 bln in 2016

20 Aquaculture (2)
Vietnamese shrimp industry urged to aim for export revenues of $10 bln by 2025

24 Aquaculture (3)
Vietnam says Australia’s prawn import ban ‘causing serious damage’

25 Aquaculture (4)
Can Tho to host international aquaculture show in October

26 Animal nutrition
Germany’s Evonic Industries brings newly aquired Spanish probiotic to Asia

28 New aid project
‘Wonders of the Mekong’ project launched in Phnom Penh

32 Toxicology
Dutch toxicological assessment finds ‘no safety concern’ with Vietnamese catfish

34 Socio-economics
The MRC Socio-Economic Database

36 Wetlands
How to value the ecosystem services of wetlands in the Lower Mekong Basin

42 New publications (1)
World’s food security at risk: FAO

44 New publications (2)
World Bank sees potential for $83 bln in additional benefits for fisheries


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© Mekong River Commission 2016

Editorial Panel:

  • Truong Hong Tien, Director of Environmental Management Division
  • So Nam, Chief Environmental 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

Editor: Peter Starr
Designer: Chhut Chheana
Consulting Editor: Michele McLellan

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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