Catch and Culture Newsletter

CatchCultureVol-17.3-Cover.JPG   1st December 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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.
CatchCultureVol-17.2-Cover.JPG   1st August 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

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.
CatchCultureVol-16.3-Cover.jpg   1st December 2010 to 31st March 2011 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 16, No. 3

This edition summarises the new fisheries law in Lao PDR and ten years of community fisheries development in Cambodia, covering the role of legal frameworks in the management and protection of aquatic resources, as well as recent emphasis on community management.
CatchCultureVol-16.2-Cover.jpg   1st August 2010 to 30th November 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 16, No. 2

Many dams and irrigation schemes are planned on the Mekong and its tributaries, which will have major consequences for the environment and fisheries and the millions of people who depend upon them; this issue summarises how development scenarios assessed under the Basin Development Plan could affect the yield of fisheries from the lower Mekong Basin.
Catchmay10vol16.1.jpg   31st May 2010 to 31st May 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 16, No. 1

In this edition of Catch and Culture, our first for 2010, we highlight fisheries issues raised at the Mekong River Commission Summit in April, the first since the MRC was set up in 1995.
CatchCulturevol15.3.jpg   31st December 2009 to 31st May 2010 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 15, No. 3

In this issue we take a detailed look at recent developments with genetic research into fish and crustacean species in Viet Nam. In addition to selective breeding programmes for tilapia, catfish and giant freshwater prawns, we feature an update on the sex-reversal technique developed for the giant prawn which is now being applied on a commercial basis.
CatchCulturevol15.2.jpg   1st August 2009 to 31st August 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 15, No. 2

This issue of Catch and Culture is largely devoted to the hundreds of fish species found in the Mekong. Our lead article examines the considerable taxonomic work that has been done since the MRC Fisheries programme published the Mekong Fish Database in 2003.
Catchmay09vol15.1.jpg   1st May 2009 to 31st May 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 15, No. 1

In this edition, we feature two articles on a couple of issues that are both highly topical and extremely complex—hydropower development and climate change.
CatchCulturevol14.3.jpg   1st December 2008 to 31st December 2009 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 14, No. 3

In this issue, our biggest ever, we look at how fisheries emerged as a key issue at a regional conference on hydropower development convened by the MRC in Vientiane in September. We also review a meeting of independent experts that immediately preceded the conference to examine the barrier impacts of dams on fish migration in the Mekong.

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