Catch & Culture Vol. 10, No. 2


Vientiane, Lao PDR, 01 Dec 2004 - 31 Dec 2004

The fisheries of the Lower Mekong Basin are undoubtedly essential to the tens of millions of people who rely on fish as their main source of food and income. Indeed, it has been estimated that the current yield of fish and other aquatic animals from the Lower Mekong Basin is about 3 million tonnes per year. This is a resource of immense importance.

Table of Contents

  1. Letter from the CEO
  2. Illegal fishing emerges as new challenge in Mun River
  3. Giant eels and stingrays return to Mun River
  4. Critical times on Songkram River
  5. Fatal feast
  6. Reaping the harvest
  7. TAB emerges as key player in fisheries governance
  8. Staff changes
  9. New information products
  10. Mekong Fisheries Index

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Editorial Panel

Editor: Peter Starr

  • Dr Chris Barlow, Fisheries Programme Manager
  • Dr Suchart Ingthamjitr, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Khamtanh Vatthanatham, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Virginia Addison, MRC Communication Officer

Design and cover illustration: Sawaddh So


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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