A preliminary assessment study has shown that carp Red cucumbers, tigers, buffalo, elephants, and freshwater fish are among the 35 species being laid. Marketed in fish markets in Cambodia and also exported to neighboring countries. Carp and red trout are classified as endangered globally and in Cambodia. Whereas tiger, buffalo, buffalo and elephant are all endangered species in Cambodia.
On the occasion of the 20th Fishery Day on July 1, 2020, the Fisheries Administration and WWF call on all relevant authorities to take action. Immediate enforcement of strict and strict enforcement of all fishing and trade of endangered species Located along the Mekong River.
The trade and trade of this endangered species is not only illegal, but it is extremely risky Concerns about Cambodian fisheries resources, especially the main fish species, and the river dolphins, which are our national heritage.
Fisheries administration, local authorities, WWF and other development partners have been taking care to protect and preserve this rare resource. Not only the Fisheries Administration and WWF have also introduced a number of recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of fisheries law enforcement on the illegal fishing and trafficking of fish. The law, after the two institutions completed a preliminary assessment of illegal fishing and trafficking of fish in the area along the Mekong River This year 2020.
HE Eng Chea San, Delegation of the Royal Government of Cambodia is in charge of Fisheries Administration: “Fishermen, fish buyers and brokers are not well aware. About the Law on Fisheries and the Regulations relating to the Protection and Management of Fisheries Resources, in particular the types of fisheries under threat that we Together, you must protect yourself from loss. I strongly urge all relevant authorities to increase education and outreach to the fishermen and local communities that live there Along the Mekong River, Fisheries Law and other legal instruments are in force, as well as inspiring people to participate in the protection and maintenance of the Mekong River. Cambodian fisheries resources are not lost and continue to encourage people to make other choices in addition to fishing. ”
Reports on law enforcement strengthening by Kratie Fisheries Administration and Stung Treng Fisheries and WWF officials indicate increased activity Fishing in protected areas, where the law prohibits the use of fishing equipment, such as netting, netting, netting, fly fishing And poison. According to the same report, the number of fishing nets taken by crews from the crackdown on fisheries offenses between December 2019 and May By 2020, the increase will be 38%, with the total length of the ship removed by 39,162 meters compared to the same period in 2018 and The 2019 antlers have a total length of 28,435 meters. Likewise, tourism use increased by 46%, with the length of tourism revoked between December 2019 and now. May 2020 totaled 37,040 meters, compared to the same period in 2018 and 2019, with a total length of 25,437 meters.
Seng Teak, WWF director, said: "I call on the authorities at all levels to step up enforcement restrictions. The law will be most effective and enhance regular monitoring mechanisms in fish markets and dealerships and impose fines. Serious offenses for those who engage in prohibited fishing activities and trade endangered species of fish and fish. Seed in Cambodia. ”
Key recommendations laid out to conserve endangered species include: 1) Increase education and outreach Fish traders and brokers to share understanding of fisheries law and other relevant regulatory norms. Continue to monitor illegal fishing activities using shock equipment and identify the illegal fish trade chain. 3. Restrict law enforcement with the participation of local authorities to stop the harvest of fish and fish transport routes from fishing activities Illegal on the river as well as to stop the sale of fish that are endangered in the market. 4) The mobile patrol team, chaired by the chairman and vice-captain of the river guards, shall take necessary measures for the illegal fish trade, including Both species of fish are endangered.
Mr. Seng Teak added: “WWF is ready to support and cooperate with Khan Fisheries Administration, Fisheries Administration, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Kratie and Stung Treng, as well as all provincial authorities and relevant institutions, to implement emergency recommendations and measures aimed at improving law enforcement. High efficiency. ”