WWF team joins the 8th Technical Symposium on Mekong Fisheries in Ho Chi Minh City



Posted on 17 December 2006  | 
A fisherman on the Mekong River.
A fisherman on the Mekong River.
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The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Fisheries Programme recently organized the 8th Technical Symposium on Mekong Fisheries in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on 2-3 November 2006.

This annual event is an opportunity for fisheries staff to present and discuss research and management issues for aquatic biodiversity with other professionals working in the Mekong Basin.

This year WWF was represented at the symposium by a team of staff and government counterparts who presented the collaborative results from two WWF projects implemented in southern Lao PDR.

The projects, Community Fisheries – supporting food security and aquatic biodiversity (ComFish); and Aquatic Resources Management to Improve Rural Livelihoods of the Xe Kong Basin (ARL Xe Kong Basin), are being implemented in partnership with the Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF).

Poster presentations were made by the WWF-DLF team on a survey of deep pool habitats on Mekong tributaries in southern Lao PDR; fisheries co-management scenarios on Mekong tributaries in southern Lao PDR; and using a conceptual model exercise to define community objectives for fisheries co-management.

For more information, please contact: Roger Mollot or Eric Meusch
A fisherman on the Mekong River.
A fisherman on the Mekong River.
© WWF Greater Mekong Enlarge

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