Catch & Culture Vol. 20, No. 2


Vientiane, Lao PDR, 30 Jun 2014

The latest issue of Catch and Culture looks at impacts of climate change on water, energy and food security, the theme of the MRC Summit and international conference in Ho Chi Minh City in March. We also examine the Vietnamese launch of commercial production of a native species, known as 'Mekong salmon', the discovery of a new species of river loach in Thailand and the monitoring of fish abundance and diversity around the Tonle Sap Lake. Other articles cover fish pass opportunities for a new dam on the Sesan River and a World Bank assessment of the prospects for global fish supply and demand in 2030. 

Table of Contents

  1. Climate change (1)
    Climate change: water, energy and food security in the Mekong Basin
  2. Climate change (2)
    Climate change: water, energy and food security in transboundary river basins
  3. Aquaculture
    Commercial production of hatchery-bred 'Mekong salmon' underway in delta
  4. Taxonomy
    New species of stream loach found in northern Thai province of Chiang Mai
  5. Capture fisheries (1)
    Dai catch almost doubles in latest season
  6. Capture fisheries (2)
    Monitoring fish abundance and diversity around the Tonle Sap Lake
  7. Hydropower
    South American lessons for fish pass opportunities at Lower Sesan 2 Dam
  8. Publishing
    Catch and Culture comes of age
  9. Economics
    World Bank assesses prospects for global fish supply and demand in 2030
  10. FAO
    Thirty-First Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries
  11. Management
    Fish population geneticist appointed as director of MRC Operations Division

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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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