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cov-CCVol21.1.JPG   23rd April 2015 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 21, No. 1

This edition of Catch and Culture looks at Cham Muslim fishing communities on the Bassac River, declines in catches of some large and medium-sized species in the Tonle Sap River and the the last temporary breeding station for an endangered carp on the mainstream of the Mekong in northeast Thailand. It also examines recent developments with aquaculture in the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam, illegal brush-park fisheries in Cambodia and how gender training has transformed lives in a Lao fishing village.
cov-CCVol20.3.JPG   31st December 2014 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 20, No. 3

In this issue, Catch and Culture looks at fish abundance and diversity in northeast Thailand, efforts to achieve sustainable snakehead farming in Cambodia and Viet Nam as well as the development of culture-based fisheries in Cambodian and Lao villages. In addition, we look back on the past 15 years of fisheries cooperation in the Lower Mekong Basin and a recent initiative to set up an Eminent and Expert Persons Group to find concrete ways to promote a sustainable future for the Mekong region. This issue also contains a policy brief on fisheries management cooperation in East Asia including recommendations by a study group on food security which reported to regional leaders in November.
cov-CCVol20.2.JPG   30th June 2014 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 20, No. 2

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.
cov-CCVol-20.1.jpg   1st April 2014 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 20, No. 1

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.
CatchCultureVol-19.3-Cover.JPG   2nd December 2013 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 19, No. 3

This issue looks at political efforts to expand regional fisheries cooperation, management of a species of cave prawn in Lao PDR, hybrid catfish development in Thailand and a project that recommends increased use of guppies to control the spread of dengue. It also contains an update on fish in both the Lower and Upper Mekong Basins and a short history of the communications revolution in agriculture over the past three decades.
CatchCultureVol-19.2-Cover.JPG   1st August 2013 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 19, No. 2

In this edition, we examine whether transboundary efforts can save dolphins in Lao PDR and look at the urgent need to address any future declines in fisheries in Cambodia. The issue also reports on the latest regional diplomatic efforts in the Mekong region and rituals to prolong the river's life in northeast Thailand as well as aquaculture and fisheries in reservoirs in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam.
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Catch & Culture Vol. 19, No. 1

This edition looks at sustaining Tonle Sap fisheries, a new park in Singapore that showcases Mekong fish species and Lao fishway development. From Viet Nam, we report on fisheries in lakes and reservoirs, exotic species in the south of the country and the recent development of sturgeon farming.
CatchCultureVol-18.3-Cover.jpg   1st December 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 18, No. 3

In this issue, Catch and Culture looks at a new fish species discovered in the Mekong Delta and transboundary fisheries cooperation between Lao PDR and Thailand as well as Cambodia and Viet Nam. We also report on Cambodia-Lao efforts to conserve Mekong dolphins and the return of a highly-endangered turtle from Viet Nam to Cambodia.
CatchCultureVol-18.2-cover.jpg   1st August 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 18, No. 2

This edition looks at trans-boundary fisheries cooperation between Cambodia and Viet Nam and recent efforts to strengthen Mekong cooperation involving Japan, South Korea and the United States. It also examines the challenges to both community fisheries and the world's longest-running gender and fisheries network. Other articles cover the value and vulnerability of the Mekong's deep pool habitats and the damage to household assets following devastating floods in Cambodia.
CatchCultureVol-18.1-cover.JPG   1st April 2012 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 18, No. 1

This edition looks at the record fish catch from the Tonle Sap River in the latest season, Lao efforts to breed mud carp and difficulties faced by the catfish industry in the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam. It also features a speech by Prime Minister Hun Sen on the history of Cambodian fishing lots, which are being abolished after more than 100 years. Other articles deal with feed for snakeheads, Lao fishway development, a second interview on the potential for reservoir fisheries in Cambodia and a new international fish price index.

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