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This first article is taken from the Cambodian government information website AKP, and underneath is an article on the same topic from the VNA (Vietnam).
They contain the same basic information, but the message is not the same. If you don't read the second article, then the first article might lead you to believe that the Cambodian fishing industry is hunky dory despite economic global problems.
Cambodia Exports Over 1,700 Tonnes of Fisheries Products in First Nine Months
AKP Phnom Penh, October 14, 2020 --
A total of 1,730 tonnes of fisheries products have been exported in the first nine months of 2020, according to a report of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.
The sector generated up to 485 million Riel, approximately US$117,642, as revenue, it added.
Export of fresh fisheries products was amounted to 1,498 tonnes, while that of processed fisheries products was 232 tonnes, as of the third quarter if this year, the report pointed out.
Freshwater fisheries yield in the first nine months was recorded at 252,646 tonnes, while marine fisheries yield reached 88,330 tonnes.
Thailand and Vietnam are the main markets for Cambodia’s fisheries products.
Cambodia’s fisheries export slump by over 84 pct
By VNA - October 14, 2020
Cambodia’s fisheries export slumped by over 84 percent during January-September, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The country ships fisheries products mainly to Vietnam and Thailand.
In the past nine months, export of freshwater aquatic products fell by 78 percent to 1,498 tonnes from 7,000 tonnes last year, while shipments of processed seafood sank 94 percent year-on-year from 3,980 tonnes to 232 tonnes.
In full: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/cambodias-fis ... 188552.vnp
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You know as well as i do, News, that any Cambodia fish figures are as stinky as prahok that has been left out in the sun too long.
Great schools flow across the borders like spawning salmon up a remote wilderness Alaskan stream - uncounted and unchallenged except for the raids from marauding bears.
The largest inland fishery in the world, on the the Tonle Sap, was starting a slow but steady decline from it's peak of near 500,000 tonnes p/a. - But declining at a slower rate than all other major inland fisheries.
The TLS was surprisingly well managed under the circumstances here. << On a macro level, but local corruption is rife.
HE made some very hard, good, decisions along the away. Including against the billion dollar fish-trader cartel.
However, both the coastal fishery, and especially the TLS from where Cambodia gets 60%+ of its protein, is about to collapse.
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