Catch and Culture - Environment Vol 24, No 1

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29 May 2018

In this issue, we summarize the findings of a six-year MRC study on how water development projects are expected to affect the Lower Mekong Basin. We also look at research into designing river flows to improve food security and the outcomes of three separate summit meetings of Mekong prime ministers between January and April. In addition, we report on how the population of Mekong dolphins has risen for the first time since records were established 20 years ago.

Table of Contents

4 Council Study
How will water development projects affect the Lower Mekong Basin?

14 Ecology
Designing river flows to improve food security

16 Conservation
Mekong dolphin population rises for first time in two decades

19 Biology
Digestion eats into an animal’s ability to lead its group

20 Politics (1)
Government leaders adopt five-year action plan for all six countries in Mekong Basin

24 Politics (2)
GMS charts new course as initiative marks 25th anniversary

28 Climate change
Climate migration is becoming a reality and planning should start now

32 Parasitology
New study shows continued threat from liver fluke in northeast Thailand

34 Exotic species
Common carp: one person’s pest can be another person’s prize

38 Fish passage
Global fish passage forum to include first symposium on hydro-power and fish

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© Mekong River Commission 2018

Editorial Panel:

    • Truong Hong Tien, Director of Environmental Management Division
    • So Nam, Chief Environmental Management Officer
    • Heng Suthy, Regional Technical Advisor/Coordinator attached to Environment Management Division
    • 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
    • Berit Mohr, Intern at Environmental Management Division


Editor: Peter Starr
Designers: 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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