This issue is largely devoted to the fisheries legacy of Thailand's late King Bhumibol, who died in October. We also look at recent developments in water diplomacy and a Lower Mekong Fish Passage conference as well as the new Environmental Management Division taking shape at the Mekong River Commission.

Table of Contents

  1. King Bhumibol’s legacy: A lifetime commitment to fisheries: King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
  2. Chelonians: More than 200 critically endangered turtles find new homes in Cambodia
  3. Climate change: Marrakech Action Proclamation for climate and sustainable development
  4. Water diplomacy (1): Asian lawmakers encourage integrated water resource management
  5. Water diplomacy (2): MRC reaffirms role as platform for diplomacy
  6. Business and science: Industry-science dialogue creates breakthrough in stewardship
  7. Mekong River Commission: New Environmental Management Division takes shape at MRC
  8. Lower Mekong Fish Passage Conference (1): Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry hosts international fishway conference
  9. Lower Mekong Fish Passage Conference (2): Lao PDR agrees to develop fish-passage monitoring guidelines
  10. Lower Mekong Fish Passage Conference (3): Retention of PIT tags in selected Mekong fishes in Lao PDR
  11. Lower Mekong Fish Passage Conference (4): Approaches to mitigation works at the Don Sahong hydropower project site
  12. Nutrition: Combatting severe acute malnutrition in vulnerable communities
  13. Conservation: WWF says Irrawaddy dolphins now ‘functionally extinct’ in Lao PDR


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© Mekong River Commission 2016

Scientific Advisors:

  • So Nam, Fisheries Team Leader, MRC Operations Division
  • Ngor Peng Bun, Capture Fisheries Specialist, MRC Operations Division

Editorial Panel:

  • Truong Hong Tien,
  • Director of Environmental Management Division So Nam,
  • Chief Environment Management Officer Phattareeya Suanrattanachai,
  • Fisheries Management Specialist Prayooth Yaowakhan,
  • Ecosystem and Wetland Specialist Nuon Vanna,
  • Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology Officer Dao Thi Ngoc Hoang,
  • Water Quality Officer


  • Peter Starr


  • Chhut Chheana


The opinions and interpretation expressed within are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Mekong River Commission