Family fishing in Nam Xong Reservoir system, Laos

Photo credit: MK19 – Fisheries and Aquaculture Production in Reservoirs in Lao PDR

Technical review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)

Nam Xong Sub-River Basin (NXSRB) is one of the 18 sub- basins of Nam Ngum River Basin, Laos. NXSRB covers an area of around 180,000 ha and located in the central part of northern Lao PDR. The basin covers more than 70 villages with more than 60,000 inhabitants.

Fishery in the basin generates a major income. In addition, fisheries provide a large proportion of the protein and nutrients and other dietary requirements for the people living in the basin.

The inserted photo shows a family while fishing in the main irrigation canal from Nam Xouang Reservoir. Shrimps and clams are abundant in such canals.

Family fishing in Laos



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