Quantifying biophysical and community impacts of improved fish passage in Lao PDR and Myanmar

Project Details
Project Period
2016 – 2021
Project Funding
$2.6M (ACIAR)
Project Location
Lao PDR and Myanmar

Project Summary

The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) fishery — the world’s most productive inland fishery — is being put under mounting pressure from the development of irrigation infrastructure, hydropower dams and road crossings.

This project advances a program of work that started as a proof-of-concept study (FIS/2006/183), before progressing to a research and implementation phase and now to a monitoring/evaluation phase to assess impact. The overarching objective of this project is to examine whether fishway technology in Mekong countries can be successfully applied to restore declining fisheries.


Team Members

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • National University of Laos (NUoL)
  • Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC (Lao PDR))
  • University of South Australia
  • Australasian Fish Passage Services

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Our focus is on looking after fish from egg to adult stage and ensuring the sustainability of river infrastructure projects.

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