Riverside gardens

The months of March and April are the height of the dry season in Laos. No rain breaks the persistent heat and the air is hazy with Read More…

Secrets of the Mekong

Last month brought a little limelight to FISHBIO's international conservation program in Southeast Asia. The environmental and conservation news website mongabay.com interviewed our conservation director, Harmony Patricio, Read More…

Mekong Environmental Symposium

FISHBIO recently attended the Mekong Environmental Symposium, held March 5-7 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which gathered governmental decision-makers, scientists, and organizations active in the Mekong 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…

Bottling up bizarre Mekong fishes

Cataloging all of the fish species that live in your backyard can be a massive undertaking if you live in a place as ecologically diverse as Vietnam's Read More…

Building the Mekong Fish Network

A report summarizing the outcomes of the 2012 meeting of the proposed Mekong Fish Network is now available online. FISHBIO and the U.S. Geological Survey convened this Read More…

Full-service fish market

Fish meat is a delicious and important staple for the people of Laos, especially in rural areas where many lives depend on daily fish consumption (see Fish-kabob). Read More…

The Mekong’s Amazon exotics

The last thing you might expect to catch in the Mekong River is a fish from the Amazon—but that’s exactly what can happen now. Researchers from Can Read More…

Hydropower heaven?

The Mekong River Basin of Southeast Asia encompasses parts of China, Myanmar (Burma), Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Flowing over 4000 km Read More…

River weed

What could be more appetizing than “crispy Mekong River weed”? We found a street vendor selling these packages while searching for fish at the morning market in Read More…