Flashback Friday: What Makes a Fisher?

With World Fisheries Day coming up on November 21, today's Flashback Friday explains why counting the number of fishers in a community can be more challenging than Read More…

Training Time

After more than a year in development, a draft of our Fish Conservation Zone (FCZ) assessment guidebook is finally in print. FISHBIO staff were excited to hold Read More…

Film Friday: Fishing for Loaches in Laos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoGMNiTdCjQ&t In today's Film Friday pick, we receive a fishing lesson from some young women in Laos. These fishers show us how they collect small loaches with Read More…

A Community Fishing Day in Laos

The Nam Ngum River in Laos creates a swamp near the capital city of Vientiane, and one day each year this normally protected area becomes a hive Read More…

Building a Better Shrimp Trap

While FISHBIO staff in Laos were traveling into the field one weekend, we saw fishermen riding on scooters carrying a bunch of fish traps and looking for Read More…

Woven Wedge Traps

People who live in the countryside in Laos depend on water. Small rivers, streams and wetlands located near their villages support livelihoods of subsistence farming and livestock Read More…

Catching eels at home

When people talk about “fishing by hand” in Laos, it can literally mean sticking your hand with a hook into the hole of an eel. Freshwater eels Read More…

Flashback Friday: UXO in Laos

We were thrilled to follow President Obama’s recent trip to Laos, a place that is integral to FISHBIO’s work abroad. Obama was the first sitting American president Read More…