Mekong River fisheries (Video)

Video ownership: World Fish Center

Supplemental description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)



This movie follows fish migration along the Mekong River down to the amazing fisheries of the Tonle Sap Lake. The influence of built structures on the water, on the environment, on fish and on people’s livelihoods is presented in this video.

The 8-min video begins with the description of the river and then after focuses on the lower Mekong basin with its four countries (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam). Fish production as well fish consumption has been highlighted in the four countries along with fishing technology.

The video addresses how fishing activities is relation to seasonal changes (rainy season and dry season) and how in dry season fishermen may operate small aquaculture activities to produce small size fish to feed larger fish in aquaculture operations.

The video ends with efforts spent by the four countries towards the sustainability of fishery resources of Mekong River through establishing a commission where the conservation of endangered species; in particular giant catfish has been highlighted.


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