Rearing of endangered fish Larvae in Cambodia

Dr. Zeb Hogan, the leader of Wonders of the Mekong project and Mr. Thach Phanara, Head of Laboratory (IFReDI/FiA), Fish biology and Taxonomy during tags on giant barb before release back to the Mekong River.
  • Chhut Chheana / USAID Wonders of the Mekong
  • September 8, 2019 8:43 AM

This is the third year that the Wonders of the Mekong Project, in collaboration with the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute, has collected endangered fish species such as Mekong giant catfish, Giant barb and other fish species from the Mekong River to rear in the Bati Seed Production and Research Station located in Peam Ror District, Prey Veng Province.

The rearing takes place until the fish are large enough to be healthy, and then the project tags them in order to monitor their growth and releases them back into the Mekong.

Watch this video to see the project in action:

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