Values of inland fisheries in the Mekong river basin

Baran, E. and Jantunen, T. and Chanton, K.C. (2008) Values of inland fisheries in the Mekong river basin. In: Tropical river fisheries valuation: background papers to a global synthesis. Penang, Malaysia, WorldFish Center, pp. 227-290. (WorldFish Center Studies and Reviews,1836)

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Abstract

Asia has the most productive inland fisheries in the world. The fishery sector contributes significantly to the national economies of the region. Inland fisheries also improve food security by providing a source of protein and a livelihood for millions of people in this part of the world, especially the rural poor. The purpose of this report is to provide information on the biological, economic, social and cultural values of river fisheries in the Lower Mekong Basin, and to identify the main impacts of environmental changes on these values. A review of fisheries-related literature, including project reports and gray literature, was undertaken. More than 800 documents were reviewed, and original information was extracted from 270 of them. The analysis identified a large number of localized studies leading to generic conclusions. The report addresses the basin wide issues and studies. It is then organized by nation, namely, the Chinese province of Yunnan, then Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It first gives an overview of each country’s economic, fisheries and social situation, then details the values documented for river fisheries in each country.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Values of inland fisheries in the Mekong river basin
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Baran, E.e.baran@cgiar.org
Jantunen, T.
Chanton, K.C.
Title of Book: Tropical river fisheries valuation: background papers to a global synthesis
Series Name: WorldFish Center Studies and Reviews
Number: 1836
Number of Pages: 290
Page Range: pp. 227-290
Date: 2008
Publisher: WorldFish Center
Place of Publication: Penang, Malaysia
ISBN: 9789832346616
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: River fisheries; Rivers; Freshwater fish; Inland fisheries; Economic benefits; Economic analysis; Socioeconomic aspects; River basins; Man-induced effects; Fishery management; Environmental impact; Southeast Asia, Mekong R.; Lao, People's Dem. Rep.; Thailand; Cambodia; Vietnam
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 1262
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2008 07:30
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:54
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1262

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