In this issue, we look at fishers on the Tonle Sap Lake targeting Borneo river sprats, recent developments with fish passes on irrigation dams, and Mekong fish species that migrate between freshwater and marine habitats. We also examine Viet Nam’s growing appetite for wind and solar energy and the positive outlook for green finance and investment following the recent climate change summit in Glasgow.


Table of Contents

4 Capture fisheries
Tonle Sap Lake fishers target small-sized Borneo river sprats

10 Diadromy
Water quality still ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ at most sites across Lower Mekong Basin

14 Energy (1)
Wind and sun increasingly powering Viet Nam’s voracious appetite for energy

22 Energy (2)
PetroVietnam unit to build substations for offshore wind project in Taiwan

24 Fish passage
Cambodia considers extending fish-pass monitoring on Pursat River

34 Conservation
Bird sanctuary in eastern Cambodia reopens after five-month closure

38 Climate change
Was finance the hand behind the curtain at the Glasgow climate summit?

44 People
New chief executive officer for Mekong River Commission

45 New publications
MRC releases new style guide

46 Fish prices
World fish prices, freshwater prices for fish and other aquatic animals in Thailand and Viet Nam



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Editorial Panel:

  • Hak Socheat, Director of Environmental Management Division
  • So Nam, Chief Environmental Management Officer
  • Prayooth Yaowakhan, Ecosystem and Wetland Specialist
  • Lai Tung Quan, Fisheries Management Specialist
  • Nuon Vanna, Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology Officer
  • Ly Kongmeng, Water Quality Officer
  • Mayvong Sayatham, National Technical Advisor, GIZ-MRCS Joint Environmental Monitoring Program
  • Phetdala Oudone, Consultant, GIZ-MRCS Joint Environmental Monitoring Program

Editor: Peter Starr
Graphic Designer: 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.