Friday January 13, 2023

The Phnom Penh Post

The government and the Wonders of the Mekong project held a January 13 ceremony to release more than 5,000 fish from endangered species back into the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers to allow them to reproduce and increase the rare fish populations.

Secretary of state at the Ministry of Environment Neth Pheaktra and Has Sareth, secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, co-presided over the ceremony at the Chaktomuk River in Phnom Penh, which is connected to both of the larger rivers.

The fish released included two Mekong giant catfish and 5,002 Mekong giant barbs and striped catfish.

They called on people to join the ministries in protecting and conserving natural resources and these endangered species of fish.

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