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Small fisheries 'ally'

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) challenged the widely held assumption that over-fishing

is responsible for the apparent decline in Mekong fish stocks. The MRC said small

local fisheries were "not the villain but perhaps the most important ally in

the quest for sustaining aquatic biodiversity." The MRC's report noted that

pollution, dams and other environmental changes were the main causes for concern.

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