WWF-Laos supported activities at National Fish Releasing Day | WWF
WWF-Laos supported activities at National Fish Releasing Day

Posted on 21 September 2018

WWF-Laos and Bolikhamsay province released over 120,000 young fish, or fingerlings, into the Mekong River in Paksan district, Bolikhamsay province. The event marked the 21st anniversary of the National Day for Wildlife and Aquatic Animal Conservation that takes place on July 13.
Jul 13: WWF-Laos and Bolikhamsay province released over 120,000 young fish, or fingerlings, into the Mekong River in Paksan district, Bolikhamsay province. The event marked the 21st anniversary of the National Day for Wildlife and Aquatic Animal Conservation that takes place on July 13.
 
The celebration was held in Paksan district. Attendees included provincial governors, provincial agriculture and fisheries offices, related departments, WWF-Laos and WWF-Thailand and a representative of the Nakhornphanom provincial fisheries department, Thailand.
 
Fish is the main source of food and protein for Lao people. Consequently, one of the project objectives is to support livelihoods and fish populations in the Mekong. The release of fingerlings therefor aimed to promote conservation and increase the amount of wild fish. The event also highlighted the projects target to establish a fish conservation zone.
 
The project team also set up an information booth aiming to raise awareness amongst the participants at the event. The booth provided information about project activities as well as fisheries.
© Bounpone. S / WWF-Laos
© Bounpone. S / WWF-Laos
© Bounpone. S / WWF-Laos
© Bounpone. S / WWF-Laos
© Bounpone. S / WWF-Laos
© Bounpone. S / WWF-Laos