Catch & Culture Vol. 20, No. 1


Vientiane, Lao PDR, 01 Apr 2014

This issue showcases recent work by the MRC Fisheries Programme including an atlas of deep pools, a guide for larvae and juveniles of common fish species and separate analyses of fisheries monitoring programmes and the Mekong's largest industrial-scale fishery. It also looks at freshwater molluscs in Cambodia, guidelines for sturgeon culture in Viet Nam, fish diversity in the Upper Mekong Basin in China and the latest publication in the Mekong Development Series, An Introduction to the Fisheries of Lao PDR.

Table of Contents

  1. Mekong Development Series
    Introduction to fisheries of Lao PDR
  2. Freshwater molluscs
    Cambodia launches pilot study to assess Tonle Sap mollusc fishery
  3. Deep pools
    MRC publishes atlas of deep pools in Lower Mekong River and tributaries
  4. Fish larvae and juveniles
    Guide developed for larvae and juveniles of common fish species
  5. Fisheries monitoring
    Integrated analysis from MRC fisheries monitoring programmes
  6. Highland aquaculture
    Sturgeon cage culture guidelines for lakes and reservoirs in Viet Nam
  7. Fish biodiversity
    Fishes in the Upper Mekong drainage in Yunnan province in China
  8. Capture fisheries
    MRC completes first comprehensive analysis of Tonle Sap dai fishery

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Editorial Panel

  • So Nam, Fisheries Programme Coordinator
  • Peter Degen, Chief Technical Advisor
  • Souvanny Phommakone, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Buoy Roitana, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Theerawat Samphawamana, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Nguyen Hai Son, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Malasri Khumsri, Fisheries Management and Governance Specialist
  • Ngor Peng Bun, Capture Fisheries Specialist
  • Kong Sovanara, Aquaculture Specialist

    Editor: Peter Starr
    Designer: 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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