Throughout the first half of 2022, fishermen across Kampot province harvested approximately more than 12,000 tonnes of freshwater and saltwater fish and crustaceans.
Sar Surin, Director of the Fisheries Administration of the Kampot Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said that of the 12,103 tonnes of seafood that was hauled in, 2,300 tonnes came from the freshwater and 9,803 tonnes from the saltwater.
He added that 860 tons of marine aquaculture and 67 tons of freshwater aquaculture were produced and more than 320 tonnes were exported.
Kampot harvested all this from the sea and rivers as well as the 15 hatcheries, which produced five million fishes. Aside from the hatcheries, there are also crab banks in Trapeang Ropov fishing community and Kep Thmey fishing community.
According to the Director, professional officers have paid close attention to the conservation of marine resources and have planted 29,700 mangroves, 19,686 trees were planted in the eight fishing communities in the province.
This article was first published in Khmer Times. All contents and images are copyright to their respective owners and sources.