Publications related to Fisheries

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Mitigation of the Impacts of Dams on Fisheries: A Primer

Hortle, K.G. and So Nam (2017) Mitigation of the impacts of dams on fisheries — A Primer. Mekong Development Series No. 7. Mekong River Commission, Vientiane Lao PDR. 86 pages. ISSN: 1680-4023.

Thousands of dams have been built in the Mekong Basin, mainly for irrigation, water supply, and/or hydropower, with many more projects planned. Dams obstruct watercourses, alter flow patterns, and change aquatic environments, which can cause various negative impacts on fisheries and the millions of people who depend upon them. This report summarises the main impacts of dams and some approaches to mitigating negative impacts on fisheries.

Published on: 24 May 2018
File size: 9.7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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Lee Trap Fishery Monitoring in Southern Laos Reveals Fishery Resources Degradation from 2008 to 2013

This short management series report presents findings from the Lee Trap Fishery Monitoring Programme in Southern Lao PDR between 2008 and 2013, the programme aiming to track the abundance and diversity of migratory white fish in the Lower Mekong River, and to provide valuable information on fisheries resources for fisheries management. The report concludes that fishery resources in southern Lao PDR is degraded in some extent and calls for more research and deeper analysis to prove the results.

Published on: 17 May 2018
File size: 2.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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Photos of Common Fishes in the Lower Mekong Basin

This document is the updated photo book of existing fish species that can be found in the Mekong River. It has been developed in close collaboration with the MRC Former Fisheries Programme and the corresponding national line agencies. All fishes are presented in the four national languages making it useful for every stakeholder. The book will act as a tool for local fishermen to generate standardised fish catch records across the MRC Member Countries and contribute to nationally and regionally harmonised datasets.

Published on: 22 Mar 2018
File size: 6.7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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THE COUNCIL STUDY

The Study on the Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River Basin, including Impacts by Mainstream Hydropower Projects

The ‘Council Study’ was conducted by the MRC from 2012 to 2017. It aims to provide an objective scientific assessment of the environmental, social and economic costs and benefits of existing and planned water resource developments in the Lower Mekong Basin to inform decision makers. The study results will be integrated into the MRC knowledge base to enhance the Basin Development Planning process. It helps promote capacity and ensure technology transfer to the Member Countries.

Published on: 19 Feb 2018
File size: 224 KB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower

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List of Initiative Sustainable Hydropower study reports and documents

The list provides a good overview of the most updated study reports and documents from the MRC on initiative sustainable hydropower.

Published on: 16 Nov 2017
File size: 1.2 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, PNPCA Prior Consultation, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower

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COUNCIL STUDY Study on Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River

“A comprehensive state-of-the-art, integrated and cross-sectoral study on sustainable management and development of the Mekong River; for the environment, people, and economy.”

Published on: 05 Oct 2017
File size: 3.6 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, Sustainable Hydropower

MEKONG SEKONG issue paper Final 7 Sep 17 for web 1

Transboundary Fisheries Management Issues in the Mekong and Sekong Rivers of Cambodia and Lao PDR

This technical report describes priority issues for fisheries management in the Mekong and Sekong Rivers along the borders of Cambodia and Lao PDR. It cites exploitative fishing practices, habitat degradation, and lack of fisheries data and their sharing between two countries’ affected provinces as some of the key issues identified. This is a joint paper produced by the two countries under the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project.

Published on: 07 Sep 2017
File size: 2.9 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower, Climate Change, Fisheries

MEKONG DELTA Issue paper 7 Sep 17 for web 1

Transboundary Water Resources Management Issues in the Mekong Delta of Cambodia and Viet Nam

This technical report explains priority issues for the management of water resources in the Mekong Delta across Cambodia and Viet Nam. The issues identified include lack of strategic transboundary management plan of flood and drought control, uncoordinated development of water infrastructure and limited monitoring network on hydrological, meteorological and water quality data. This is a joint paper produced by the two countries under the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project.

Published on: 07 Sep 2017
File size: 2.7 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Fisheries, Flood & Drought

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การดำเนินการร่วมกัน เพื่อหาทางออกร่วมกัน

ภายใต้ การเจรจาข้ามพรมแดน โครงการบริหารจัดการทรัพยากรนํ้าของ แม่นํ้าโขงแบบบูรณาการ

โบรชัวร์นี้อธิบายภาพรวมของโครงการทวิภาคีทั้งห้าโครงการของประเทศสมาชิกของคณะกรรมาธิการแม่น้ำโขง โครงการดังกล่าวมุ่งเน้นความร่วมมือในการบริหารจัดการทรัพยากรน้ำข้ามพรมแดนร่วมกันผ่านการเจรจาระหว่างประเทศสมาชิก โครงการเหล่านี้เป็นส่วนหนึ่งของโครงการบริหารจัดการทรัพยากรน้ำแบบบูรณาการของแม่น้ำโขง ที่ส่งเสริมการวางแผนและการจัดการทรัพยากรร่วมกันในภูมิภาคลุ่มแม่น้ำโขงตอนล่าง

Published on: 07 Sep 2017
File size: 9.4 MB - Language: Thai
Topic(s): Sustainable Hydropower, Flood & Drought, Fisheries

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Transboundary Dialogue

Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project

This brochure describes an overview of the five bilateral projects of the four Mekong countries that addresses cross-border water resources management issues through transboundary dialogue and cooperation. These projects are part of the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project that promotes more coordinated planning and management of shared resources in the region within each territory, between the countries and across the Lower Mekong Basin.

Published on: 08 Aug 2017
File size: 6.3 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Climate Change, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, PNPCA Prior Consultation, Sustainable Hydropower

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COUNCIL STUDY Study on Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River

Progress Brief, August 2017

“A comprehensive state-of-the-art, integrated and cross-sectoral study on sustainable management and development of the Mekong River; for the environment, people, and economy.”

Published on: 31 Jul 2017
File size: 3.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, Sustainable Hydropower

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Mekong River Commission (Leaflet Khmer)

Meeting the needs Keeping the balance


Published on: 27 Jul 2017
File size: 7.4 MB - Language: Khmer
Topic(s): Fisheries, PNPCA Prior Consultation

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Basin Development Strategy 2016-2020

MRC Strategic Plan, together with the four National Indicative Plans of MRC
Member Countries, represents a collective MRC response to address the strategic priorities and actions set forth in the updated IWRM-based Mekong Basin Development Strategy (BDS), and the institutional recommendations in the Roadmap for Decentralisation.

Published on: 05 Apr 2016
File size: 2.8 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower

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Strategic Plan 2016-2020

This Strategic Plan sets out how for the period 2016-2020 the MRC will deliver the role established by the 1995 Mekong Agreement: to promote and coordinate sustainable development and management of the Mekong’s water and related natural resources.

Published on: 05 Apr 2016
File size: 5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower

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20 Years of Cooperation

The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Mekong Agreement on Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin. Signed in Chiang Rai on April 5, 1995, the agreement between Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam...

Published on: 13 Jan 2016
File size: 6.4 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Agriculture & Irrigation, Basin Planning, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Fisheries, Flood & Drought, People, River Transport, Sustainable Hydropower

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Review of Existing Knowledge on the Effectiveness and Economics of Fish-Friendly Turbines

MRC Technical Paper No.57

This document reviews existing knowledge on the effectiveness and economic of fish-friendly turbines being used globally. The report provides current information on Fish-Friendly Turbine technologies, ways that different turbines influence fish injury and survival, economic trade-offs for different types and scales of turbines, and applicability of Fish-Friendly Turbine technologies and trade-offs at hydropower projects on the mainstream of the Lower Mekong River.

Published on: 31 Jul 2015
File size: 2.5 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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Fisheries Habitat and Yield in the Lower Mekong Basin

MRC Technical Paper No.47

This study estimates how the major flood zone, the rainfed zone and permanent water bodies in the Lower Mekong contribute to the yield of fish and other aquatic animals. The estimated range of yield is 1.3 to 2.7 million tonnes per year, similar to an earlier estimate but now better supported and showing more clearly the probable source of yield.

Published on: 01 Jun 2015
File size: 3 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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Larval and Juvenile Fish Communities of the Lower Mekong Basin

MRC Technical Paper No.49

This study seeks to determine the key spawning areas for major commercial fisheries of the Mekong by assessing the distribution and relative abundance of larval and juveniles fishes. The research is based on sampling by Cambodian, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese scientists at 11 sites along the mainstream of the Mekong and the Bassac River in Viet Nam.

Published on: 01 Jun 2015
File size: 9 MB - Language: English
Topic(s): Fisheries

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