A Communal Fishery for the Migratory Catfish Pangasius macronemain the Mekong River

TitleA Communal Fishery for the Migratory Catfish Pangasius macronemain the Mekong River
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBaird, I., Hogan Z., Phylaivanh B., & Moyle P. B.
JournalAsian Fisheries Science
Volume14
Pagination25–41
Date Published01/2001
AbstractThe seasonal migration of the catfish Pangasius macronema is the basis of an economically and culturally important household-oriented fishery in the Hou Sahong channel, Khone Falls, southern Lao PDR. Three communities capture P. macronema as the fish move upstream through Hou Sahong channel in April and May. These communities have developed several fishing systems with traditionally established user rights over particular areas of water. Current plans to develop hydropower in Hou Sahong channel threaten the fishery for P. macronema. The dam will flood fishing sites and negatively impact fish migrations.
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