Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Illegal fishing nets, traps seized

Illegal fishing nets, traps seized

Illegal fishing nets, traps seized

Fisheries administration officials cracked down on illegal fishing activities in Kampong Cham province’s Boeung Thom lake on Saturday, seizing and destroying illegal fish traps and more than a kilometre of illegal extra-fine netting, officials said yesterday.

The raid was carried out to ensure the sustainability of the fishery, where fishing is banned during the current season. Ouk Narin, of the Kampong Cham fisheries administration, said it was important to preserve the off-season fishing ban to ensure the viability of the fishery in the future.

The operation, he said, was carried out in the Rolom Pur area of Mien commune, a problem spot for fishing violations.

“In fact, in the inspection and crackdown operation at Rolom Pur at Boeung Thom Lake the fisheries administration authorities’ forces pulled down, seized and destroyed some illegal fishing devices, including [35 metres of] mosquito net, 390 stakes, and another 1,300 metres of mosquito net,” Narin said.

Police also seized another 35 metres of a different super-fine netting, as well as four illegal bamboo fish traps.

All of the materials were burned by authorities.


  • Serious flooding across country

    The Kampong Speu provincial Committee for Disaster Management on Wednesday issued an alert after non-stop heavy rain caused widespread flooding. In Koh Kong province, authorities are working with the disaster committee and the Cambodian Red Cross to assist those affected after more than 350 homes were

  • CNRP points to King in call for vote boycott

    Leaders of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have taken a new tack in their call for a boycott of the national elections later this month. They are now claiming that the people should follow the King, who is expected to abide by tradition

  • Actress’s NGO takes heat for promoting the ruling party

    An actress’s NGO which participated in an election campaign event contrary to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango) has been slammed. Chorn Chanleakena, a celebrity and the president of the Association of Artists Volunteering to Help Society, allegedly led its members in

  • Troop moves ‘won’t worry people’

    Senior officials at the Ministry of Defence and National Police said on Tuesday that riot training provided to the country’s police forces were aimed at preventing unexpected demonstrations and strikes before and after the July 29 national elections. The troop mobilisation, they said, would not