Monday August 29, 2022

Khmer Times

At least 60 people, living in two provinces along the Tonle Sap Lake, were urged to stop illegal fishing immediately and avoid legal action.

Sok Touch, president of Royal Academy of Cambodia, warned the residents of Kampong Luong and Kampong Thom province to clear their illegal fishing nets immediately or face legal action.

Touch added that illegal fishing during the closed season is affecting fish fry and fish species that are hatched during the spawning season.

He also alleged that most of these people are getting support from some government officials.

“I request that the illegal fishing activities should be stopped in this closed fishing season. If the research team of the Royal Academy of Cambodia finds them doing illegal fishing for a second time, demand for arrest warrant will be made against the perpetrators for legal proceedings,” Touch said.

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