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.

Table of Contents

  1. Editorial
  2. Dams, fish and fisheries in the Mekong River Basin
  3. Deep pool mapping and research
  4. Minister urges irrigation and hydro developers to address fish migration
  5. Liver and intestinal flukes: an underrated health risk in the Mekong Basin
  6. Mekong Delta catfish industry under intense financial pressure
  7. Extreme floods in northern Mekong
  8. Cambodian, Lao Fisheries Programme drivers meet for the first time
  9. Mekong Fisheries Index

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Editorial Panel

Editor: Peter Starr

  • Dr Chris Barlow, Fisheries Programme Manager
  • Dr Suchart Ingthamjitr, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Mr Kaviphone Phouthavongs, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Aiden Glendinning, MRC Secretariat Communications Officer

Design and cover illustration: Phannavanh Anoulack


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