Catch and Culture Newsletter

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.
Catchsep08vol14.2.jpg   1st September 2008 to 30th September 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 14, No. 2

A key issue for all four countries sharing the Lower Mekong Basin is the extent to which dams will act as a barrier to fish migration and how this will affect people whose livelihoods depend on such migrations.
Catchjun08vol14.1.jpg   1st June 2008 to 30th June 2008 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 14, No. 1

In this issue of Catch and Culture, we interview Jeremy Bird, the new Chief Executive Officer of the MRC Secretariat. Mr Bird, who took up his position in March, highlights the challenge of developing infrastructure in the Lower Mekong Basin while maintaining the fishing industry that supports so many people. He also sees a growing role for fisheries management in the region, as food prices soar and land pressure increases.

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