On the eDNA Trail of the Mekong Giant Catfish

It’s surprisingly difficult to find some of the world’s biggest fish. Despite their behemoth size, many of the largest freshwater fish species are critically endangered, meaning there Read More…

World Rivers Day

The last Sunday of September is World Rivers Day, a chance to celebrate the importance of our planet’s waterways. Rivers stretch like networks of veins and arteries Read More…

Urban fishing

Fishing in Mekong cities looks a bit different than catching fish in rural villages. During a recent visit to Cambodia to train local researchers (see Makeshift lab), Read More…

Fresh fish, fresh data

What’s a fish surveyor to do when someone beats you to your fishing spot? Researchers from Vietnam’s Can Tho University have learned: if you can’t beat 'em, Read More…

Need a lift?

  Lift nets (called Gadung in Lao) are one of the most common types of fishing gear used in Southeast Asia. The gear consists of a fine Read More…

Networking in the Lower Mekong Basin

FISHBIO and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) with support from the U.S. State Department recently hosted a workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Gathering representatives from government, universities, Read More…

Fish-kabob

Food is fish in Southeast Asia. Wherever you look, fish are a major part of diets and contribute substantially to human nutrition and food security. Fish (no Read More…

The measure of a fish

As part of our continuing conservation efforts in the Mekong, our FISHBIO Conservation Director, Harmony Patricio, works with local field technicians to measure the true value of Read More…

Water water everywhere …

When traveling in the Mekong region one gets the impression that water is everywhere - mostly due to the billions of mosquitoes that seem to hover around Read More…