Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1st Jun 2008 - 30th Jun 2008
In this issue of Catch and Culture, we interview Jeremy Bird, the new Chief Executive Officer of the MRC Secretariat. Mr Bird, who took up his position in March, highlights the challenge of developing infrastructure in the Lower Mekong Basin while maintaining the fishing industry that supports so many people. He also sees a growing role for fisheries management in the region, as food prices soar and land pressure increases.
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© Mekong River Commission 2008
Editor: Peter Starr
Design and cover illustration: Phannavanh Anoulack
The opinions and interpretation expressed within are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Mekong River Commission