This edition features newly discovered fishes from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. A total of 88 species discovered are new to the basin, of which 21 species are new to science. It also features a story of the Mekong catfish processor that won top prize for the best retail product at European expo.

This issue also looks at lessons from Nam Houm Reservoir after ten years of co-management as well as the forgotten stakeholders in fisheries management (children).


Table of Contents

  1. Children: the forgotten stakeholders in fisheries management
  2. Scientists discover more than 88 species new to Mekong Basin
  3. Lessons learned from Nam Houm Reservoir fisheries
  4. Mekong catfish processor wins top international prize
  5. Fish-passage criteria for central Lao floodplain species
  6. Thai processor finds market for tilapia leather products
  7. Central Highlands fi sheries in Viet Nam


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Editorial Panel

  • Editor: Peter Starr
  • Xaypladeth Choulamany, Fisheries Programme Coordinator
  • Kent Hortle, Fisheries Programme Chief Technical Advisor
  • Kaviphone Phouthavongs, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Malasri Khumsri, Fisheries Management and Governance Specialist
  • Buoy Roitana, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Theerawat Samphawamana, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Editor: Peter Starr
    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