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Fisheries Harvests in Phnom Penh and Kandal Up 40 Percent in 2022-2023

Fisheries catches in Phnom Penh capital and Kandal province increased by 40 percent hitting 1,481 tonnes in 2022-2023.

The good news was shared in a press release dated Jan. 3 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

The 40 percent increase was compared to the base in 2021-2022 wherein 890 tonnes of catches were recorded.

Some 8,000 people have joined in making Cambodia’s traditional fermented fish (locally called Prahok and Pha-ok), fish sauce and smoked fish.

The rising fish catches reflects an increase in the number of freshwater fish thanks to an effective prevention of illegal fishing.

Moving forward, the ministry will continue to strike a balance between fisheries conservation and harvests, not only in the Tonle Sap but also in the Upper Mekong River.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press