Catch & Culture Vol. 14, No. 1


Vientiane, Lao PDR, 01 Jun 2008 - 30 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Editorial
  2. Interview: Jeremy Bird, CEO of the MRC Secretariat
  3. New research reveals ecological insights into dai fishery
  4. Historic Lao fishery for Mekong giant catfish sheds light on traditional management
  5. Floods and the Mekong River system (Part 2)
  6. Monitoring fish abundance and diversity in the Mekong Basin
  7. Naga appears in Siem Reap
  8. Draft standards for Pangasius expected by end of this year
  9. How will climate change affect fisheries and aquaculture?
  10. Dr Sam Nouv
  11. Programme, staff and colleagues awarded at regional forum
  12. New Faces
  13. New Products
  14. Mekong Fisheries Index

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About Catch and Culture

Catch and Culture is published three times a year by the Mekong River Commission Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR, and distributed to over 650 subscribers around the world. Free email subscriptions are available through the MRC website,

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© Mekong River Commission 2008

Editorial Panel

Editor: Peter Starr

  • Dr Chris Barlow, Fisheries Programme Manager
  • Dr Suchart Ingthamjitr, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Mr Kaviphone Phouthavongs, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Aiden Glendinning, MRC Secretariat Communications Officer

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

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