Catch and Culture Newsletter

Catchmay06vol12.1.jpg   01 May 2006 to 01 January 1970 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 12, No. 1

There’s something exciting happening in Chiang Khong in Thailand. Exciting that is for the Mekong giant catfish. The members of the Mekong Giant Catfish Association have agreed to stop catching the endangered fish in and instead to try to help conserve it. The area around Chiang Khong is where the Thai-Lao stretch of the Mekong meets Myanmar, and traditionally the local people have, for one month of the year, tried to catch the giants as they migrate upstream to spawn.
Catchdec05vol11.3.jpg   01 December 2005 to 31 December 2006 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 11, No. 3

Everyone knows Mekong catfish and barbs can grow to enormous sizes. But until last October no one had set eyes on anything like the 12 monstrous species that descended on Nakhon Phanom in northeast Thailand. Up to eight metres in length, some were larger than the trucks they were hauled in on. Of course, on closer inspection, they were found to be false fish, with scales and fins constructed of paper, plastic and other materials.
Catchsep05vol11.2.jpg   01 September 2005 to 30 September 2005 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 11, No. 2

New hydro-acoustic surveys recorded in the stretch of the Mekong in southern Lao PDR and northern Cambodia are providing fisheries scientists with previously unseen images of fish life in some of the river's deepest pools.
Catchmy05vol11.1.jpg   01 May 2005 to 31 May 2005 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 11, No. 1

The catch in 2004-05 from the dai fishery in the Tonle Sap was the largest for 10 years. The high flood
contributed to the increased catch,but other factors must also be involved.
CatchCulturevol10.2.jpg   01 December 2004 to 31 December 2004 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 10, No. 2

The fisheries of the Lower Mekong Basin are undoubtedly essential to the tens of millions of people who rely on fish as their main source of food and income. Indeed, it has been estimated that the current yield of fish and other aquatic animals from the Lower Mekong Basin is about 3 million tonnes per year. This is a resource of immense importance.
CatchCulturevol10.1.jpg   01 April 2004 to 30 April 2004 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 10, No. 1

Fish catches from Cambodia's dai fishery reached a record low this season. While dry conditions were partly to blame, there are other worrying factors. The commercial dai fishery is a small part of the total Cambodian fishery, but often serves as a useful indicator of the overall situation - which is now poised to become a major policy issue for Cambodia and its neighbours.
mrc 01 October 2003 to 31 October 2003 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 9, No.2

It's been a dry year on the Mekong, with water levels similar to 1992, a hydrological drought year. Around this time of year, the Tonle Sap starts to flow back into the Mekong - the famous heartbeat of the Mekong in action.
mrc 01 June 2003 to 30 June 2003 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 9, No. 1

This is a good time to be talking about fisheries in the overall context of regional water resources management. For the first time in an international declaration on water, the importance of inland fisheries has been noted.
catchdec02vol8.2.jpg   01 December 2002 to 31 December 2004 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 8, No. 2

Update on the status of the Cambodian inland capture fisheries sector with special reference to the Tonle Sap Great Lake
catchsep02vol8.1.jpg   01 September 2002 to 31 March 2003 , Vientiane, Lao PDR

Catch & Culture Vol. 8, No. 1

Fish Migration and the Maintenance of Biodiversity in the Mekong River Basin

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