Catch and Culture Newsletter

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Catch & Culture Vol. 17, No. 3

This edition looks at the damage to Thai aquaculture industry caused by Thailand's worst floods in half a century, efforts to rebuild stocks of the once-abundant giant freshwater prawn in the Tonle Sap and the discovery of a new species of walking catfish in Viet Nam. In addition, it examines the impacts of climate change on floods and fisheries, the expanding business of a Thai food conglomerate in Viet Nam and the potential for aquaculture in Cambodia. The latest edition also covers recent management changes at the Thai Department of Fisheries and regional efforts to train gender trainers.
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Catch & Culture Vol. 17, No. 2

This edition features tilapia and silver barb farming, especially in Thailand, a new Cambodian crackdown on illegal structures around the Tonle Sap Lake and the discovery of a species of fish with no eyes in central Lao PDR. It also looks at the ecological characteristics of a fluvial prawn found in mountain basins of southern China and northern Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. The latest edition also contains the second part of a two-part series on fisheries research in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam.
CatchCultureVol-17.1-Cover.JPG   1st May 2011 to 1st August 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 17, No. 1

This edition features newly discovered fishes from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. A total of 88 species discovered are new to the basin, of which 21 species are new to science. It also features a story of the Mekong catfish processor that won top prize for the best retail product at European expo.

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