Damming scenarios

Many dams are under construction or have been proposed on the Mekong River and its major tributaries for hydropower development. Because of the potential earnings from exporting Read More…

One fish

People of Southeast Asia are extremely dependent on the aquatic resources of the highly productive Mekong River for subsistence and income. We captured this photo in the Read More…

Dai net fishery

The Tonle Sap Lake of Cambodia is one of a handful of water bodies where you can catch such an impressive variety of freshwater fish. Southeast Asia’s Read More…

Mekong River and the Iconic Giant Catfish

During the past few years FISHBIO has been researching the structure and characteristics of fisheries in villages in the Mekong River basin to assess their significance to Read More…

Outdoor classroom

Fish live in water where they are difficult to see, catch, and assess their health and abundance. That typically means research projects are labor intensive and expensive. Read More…

Mekong Fish and Spirit Traps

This fish trap on the Mekong River of southern Laos is strategically located at some rapids that the locals call “Spirit Trap” Falls. Most Lao people will Read More…

FISHBIO research in Laos

The Mekong River of Southeast Asia travels 4,909 km, all the way from the Tibetan Plateau through China, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Lao PDR (Laos), Cambodia and Vietnam. Read More…