This edition highlights growing investment in fisheries-related activities in the Lower Mekong — from a $17 million project to develop soybean feed in Cambodia to a $174 million broodstock development and farming site in the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam. In the ornamental fish sector, we feature the recent groundbreaking for a large new aquarium in Siem Reap, part of the first phase of a US-Cambodian-Japanese venture to develop an $70 million wildlife park near the Tonle Sap Lake. Elsewhere, we look at the importance of fisheries in northeast Thailand and the recent redesign of the Xayaburi hydropower project in northern Lao PDR.
This issue examines indiscriminate fishing around the Tonle Sap Lake and possible impacts of climate change on ecological systems in the region and inland fisheries worldwide. It also looks at new guidelines for transboundary environmental impact assessments and recent developments in the market for water snakes.
In this issue, we summarize the findings of a six-year MRC study on how water development projects are expected to affect the Lower Mekong Basin. We also look at research into designing river flows to improve food security and the outcomes of three separate summit meetings of Mekong prime ministers between January and April. In addition, we report on how the population of Mekong dolphins has risen for the first time since records were established 20 years ago.
In this issue, we examine a regional agreement to promote sustainable aquaculture and fisheries, a separate plan to combat antimicrobial resistance in the region and the MRC’s development of joint environment monitoring of Mekong mainstream hydropower projects. In addition, the December edition looks at whether urban aquaculture can help meet the world’s growing demand for fish and features a new study on a Mekong tributary in northeast Thailand.
In this issue, we look at a global biosecurity alert over a new virus affecting tilapia, the latest Mekong catfish scare in Europe and the extension of a fisheries cooperation agreement between Cambodia and Viet Nam. We also examine the prospects for floating solar power plants as well as water quality, ecology and fisheries issues related to a new hydropower project in Lao PDR.
In this issue, we examine the growing appetite for giant endangered fish species and recent developments in aquaculture in the Mekong Delta, including Viet Nam's ambitious plans for the shrimp farming sector. We also look at the five fish species identified in a joint Cambodia-Lao management plan. Other topics include a Dutch study that finds 'no safety concern' with Mekong catfish and a feature article on how ecosystem services of wetlands are valued.
This issue is largely devoted to the fisheries legacy of Thailand's late King Bhumibol, who died in October. We also look at recent developments in water diplomacy and a Lower Mekong Fish Passage conference as well as the new Environmental Management Division taking shape at the Mekong River Commission.
In this issue, we look at the Irrawaddy dolphin, water quality in the Mekong and possible impacts of climate change. New MRC publications featured are a fish photo book, a monitoring manual and a code for the transboundary movement of live aquatic organisms in the Lower Mekong Basin.
In this issue, we look at findings from Cambodia's first-ever study of mollusc fisheries in the Tonle Sap Lake, Vietnamese research into whether catfish resistant to bacteria can also grow faster and how Australian work is helping to set priorities for restoring fish migration in Lao tributaries of the Mekong. We also examine efforts to address fisheries concerns towards the first mainstream hydropower project in the Lower Mekong Basin and how fishermen helped scientists unravel the mystery of the El Niño weather phenomenon.
In this issue, we examine the economic value of Lower Mekong fisheries, the growing importance of aquaculture in world fisheries production and Southeast Asia's largest ornamental fish market. We also look at a recent catfish deal between Viet Nam and the US, a slowdown in the decline of the Mekong's dolphin population and genetic considerations in culture-based fisheries.