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Fishes of the Mekong

NEF conducted a research project on the fish spcecies diversity and distribution of the Mekong in cooperation with scientsts from Thailand, Vietnam, Lao PDR, and Cambodia during 2006- 2015. Field guides below are based on the results from the project.

 

Fishes of the Indochinese Mekong (English)

More than 28 researchers belonging to seven institutions of four countries (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand) were involved in the fish research of the “Basic Study on the Aquatic Fauna and Flora and Conservation Activities Participated in by Local Residents in the Mekong-Chao Phraya Region”.

This book contains 568 fish species found in fresh- and brackish-water areas of the Indochinese Mekong. This book is actually not a comprehensive guide for the fishes of the Mekong, where ca. 1,100 species are presumably found, but it does include almost all of the species commonly seen in the region.

We hope that this book will contribute to various aspects of activities performed by researchers, students, fisheries officers, fishermen and all the other who are interested in the inland-water fishes in the Indochinese Mekong.

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Fishes of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Vietnamese & English)

This field guide features the freshwater and brakish water fishes of the Vietnamese Mekong region and covers 77 familiers and 322 species of both commercial and non-commercial fihses.

This book became available by the supports from local fishermen, local officers, and Can Tho University and the financial support from the Japan Fund for Global Environment of the Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency.

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Fishes of the Cambodian Freshwater Bodies (Khmer & English)

This field guide covers 411 species, which was collected and recorded from the Mekong River and Cardamon mountains river basins.

This book became available by the supports from local fishermen, local officers, and Inland Fisheries Research and Develpment Institute of the Fisheries and the financial supports from the Japan Fund for Global Environment of the Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency and Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund.

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Fishes of the Mekong Basin of Laos (Lao & English)

This field guide covers 239 species, which was collected and recorded from the Mekong Basin of Laos. This book became available by the supports from local fishermen, local officers, and National University of Laos.

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Mizube-no-sachi (English)

Local people in the Mekong Basin gather and consume riparian wild plants, animals, and other organisms as everyday food. We call such riparian wildlife species as Mizube-no-sachi, meaning the blessings of nature nurturing all life around riparian environment, are presnted in this book.

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