Catch and Culture - Environment Vol 24, No 3

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26 Dec 2018

This issue examines indiscriminate fishing around the Tonle Sap Lake and possible impacts of climate change on ecological systems in the region and inland fisheries worldwide. It also looks at new guidelines for transboundary environmental impact assessments and recent developments in the market for water snakes.

Table of Contents

4 Environment
Guidelines for transbounday environmental impact assessments

8 Capture fisheries
Impacts of indiscriminate fishing around the Tonle Sap Lake

14 Water snakes
Cambodia’s water snake trade — not just crocodile feed and skins but also snacks

20 Politics
‘Green Mekong’ among new pillars outlined at Tenth Mekong-Japan summit

22 Climate change (1)
How terrestrial ecosystems could shift under different climate change scenarios

28 Climate change (2)
Significant impacts of climate change on fisheries subject to uncertainty

30 MRC Council
MRC Council reaches conclusions on key managerial and policy matters

32 Economics
New human capital index reflects investments in health and education

34 History
Fisheries in the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (1979-1989)

38 Invertebrates
Freshwater species abundance seen falling 83 pct between 1970 and 2014

40 Agriculture
Bleak outlook for cassava in Mekong countries as Chinese demand slumps

 

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© Mekong River Commission 2018

Editorial Panel:

    • Tran Minh Khoi, 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
Designers: 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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