Publications related to Fisheries
Mekong River Commission Initiative for Sustainable Hydropower, Review of Existing Knowledge on the Effectiveness and Economics of Fish-Friendly Turbines
Technical Paper No.57
The report provides current information on fish-friendly turbine technologies, ways that different turbines influence fish injury and survival, and applicability of fish-friendly turbine technologies and trade-offs at hydropower projects on the mainstream of the Lower Mekong River River.
Technical Paper No.47
This study estimates how the major flood zone, the rain-fed zones and permanent water bodies in the Lower Mekong River Basin contribute to the yield of fish and other aquatic animals.
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 at 11 sites along the mainstream of the Mekong and the Bassac River in Viet Nam.
Review of Existing Research on Fish Passage through Large Dams and its Applicability to Mekong Mainstream Dams
Technical Paper No. 48
This paper summarises current knowledge and research on fish-pass solutions for both upstream and downstream migration, with a focus on how lessons learned from around the world can be applied to the Mekong River.
The Report presents achievements made under the MRC Strategic Plan 2011-2015, including in the areas of climate change, navigation, regional cooperation, organisational reform and the implementation of the MRC Procedures.
The Report discusses decentralisation of the MRC’s Core River Basin Management Functions, the development and implementation of the Basin Development Plan and achievements made under the MRC programmes.
This report provides a guiding framework for transboundary monitoring of keys basin disciplines to assist hydropower decision-making and management.
The report presents the main contributions from the participants of the MRC's international conference entitled: Cooperation for Water, Energy and Food Security in Transboundary Basins under Changing Climate, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam from 2–3 April, 2014.
MRC Technical Paper No.38
This guide provides descriptions and illustrations for larval and juvenile stages of 64 indigenous Mekong fishes, most of which are important in fisheries and some of which have high conservation significance.
Integrated Analysis of Data from MRC Fisheries Monitoring Programmes in the Lower Mekong River Basin
Technical Paper No.33
This report analyses time series of data collected at more than 50 locations on capture fisheries in the Lower Mekong Basin, including dai fishery in Cambodia, lee trap fish in Southern Laos, fish larvae monitoring in Cambodia and Viet Nam and fish abundance and diversity monitoring in the four Member Countries.