Friday November 3, 2023

The Phnom Penh Post

In a significant move towards sustainable fisheries in Cambodia, the Sleng Fishway in Siem Reap’s Kralanh district, the country’s first fishway, was formally unveiled on November 1.

The event garnered the presence of the Australian ambassador to Cambodia, representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Fisheries Administration, local authorities and community members.

Fishways, also referred to as a fish ladder or fish pass, are specialised structures constructed in proximity to dams, weirs and other river and stream barriers to assist fish in their upstream migration. They consist of a sequence of steps, pools and other features that enable fish to swim against the current, surmounting the barriers to reach their spawning areas.

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