This edition looks at sustaining Tonle Sap fisheries, a new park in Singapore that showcases Mekong fish species and Lao fishway development. From Viet Nam, we report on fisheries in lakes and reservoirs, exotic species in the south of the country and the recent development of sturgeon farming.

Table of Contents

  1. Fisheries management
    Boosting the sustainability of the world's largest inland's fishery

  2. Leisure
    New park in Singapore showcases endangered Mekong species

  3. Aquaculture
    Fisheries development and management in lakes and reservoirs in Viet Nam

  4. Exotic species
    Exotic species in southern Viet Nam

  5. Aquaculture
    Sturgeon brings economic benefits to untapped water resources

  6. Fishways
    Researchers catch more than 125 species from experimental fishways on reservoir

  7. Capture fisheries
    Cambodia's dai fishery in the 2012-13 season

  8. Staff
    Recent staff changes

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Editorial Panel

  • So Nam, Fisheries Programme Coordinator
  • Peter Degen, Chief Technical Advisor
  • Souvanny Phommakone, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Buoy Roitana, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Theerawat Samphawamana, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Nguyen Hai Son, Fisheries Programme Officer
  • Malasri Khumsri, Fisheries Management and Governance Specialist
  • Ngor Peng Bun, Capture Fisheries Specialist
  • Kong Sovanara, Aquaculture Specialist

    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