Who we are:
FISHBIO Laos Sole Co., LTD is a fisheries consulting company of experienced fisheries biologists. We were established as local businesses in Lao PDR with ties to FISHBIO’s U.S. offices in 2014.
What we do:
Our scientists specialize in fisheries research, monitoring, and conservation. We are committed to producing high-quality work that meets rigorous scientific standards, and can provide scientific equipment and technological solutions that address a range of natural resource challenges.
Where we work:
Our project locations include rivers and aquatic systems throughout Lao PDR, as well as regionally in Southeast Asia
Who we work with:
We provide consulting and technical services for a variety of clients and partners, including private sector companies, government agencies, and NGOs.
How to contact us:
Unit 26, House Number 464
Phonthan Road, Saysettha District
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Sinsamount Ounboundisane | Company Director
More information about our experience and capabilities in fisheries research, monitoring and conservation can be found below:
Our highest standard is sound, defensible science. Our staff has research experience in a variety of fields, including:
- Fish tagging and monitoring techniques.
- Fish population surveys
- Evaluating ecosystem services
- Habitat surveys and GIS mapping
- Aquaculture development
- Livelihood improvement options
- Advising on research study design
We believe that monitoring of fish populations and the aquatic community should occur before, during, and after hydropower project construction to inform hydropower management.
We provide the following services for hydropower operations:
- Reservoir fisheries monitoring
- River fisheries monitoring
- Programmatic review of fisheries data collection and quality control
- Data analysis
- Bi-lingual database development and management
- Monitoring with advanced technologies
We also have experience working with community members to develop participatory environmental monitoring programs, such as:
- Training fishers to collect data on fisheries harvest
- Training community members to conduct water quality monitoring of aquatic insects
We support the global conservation of aquatic biodiversity. A primary component of our conservation work relates to community-managed Fish Conservation Zones (FCZs), which can provide many benefits such as improved food security, habitat protection, and conservation of fish biodiversity.
- Community consultations to develop FCZ regulations
- FCZ approval, establishment, and enforcement
- Evaluating FCZ spillover to surrounding communities
- Download a Status Report on FCZs in Lao PDR (2018)