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.

This was in the Ministerial Declaration from the 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto on 16-23 March, which devoted a whole paragraph to the subject, recognising inland fisheries as a major source of food, and calling for "intensified efforts to improve water quality and quantity in rivers and protection or restoration of breeding areas."

Table of Contents

  1. Editorial
  2. Time to revalue inland fisheries
  3. Fisheries production in Cambodia
  4. Maintaining habitats
  5. Fish diversity in the Mekong
  6. New fisheries institute
  7. Otoliths
  8. Lao legends
  9. Uncharted waters
  10. New information products
  11. Mekong Fisheries Index

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Editorial Panel

Editor: Peter Starr

  • Jeanineke Dahl Kristensen, Fisheries Programme Manager
  • Dr Chris Barlow, Senior Programme Officer
  • Dr Chumnarn Pongsri, Programme Officer
  • Delia Paul, Communications Officer

Design and cover illustration:Sawaddh So


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