Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1st Dec 2010 - 31st Mar 2011
This edition summarises the new fisheries law in Lao PDR and ten years of community fisheries development in Cambodia, covering the role of legal frameworks in the management and protection of aquatic resources, as well as recent emphasis on community management.
It also looks at the lessons learned from a decade-long experience of community fisheries management in the Songkhram River basin, as well a scientific assessment of whether protected areas in the Mekong delta are effective in conserving fish stocks. This issues also covers better management practices and certification standards for catfish farmers, and the recent high-profile MRC-sponsored Strategic Environmental Assessment of Mainstream dams.
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, www.mrcmekong.org
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© Mekong River Commission 2010
Design and cover illustration: 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