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.
To evaluate colonisation of riverine species in seasonal wetlands.
Quantify whether there is an annual increase in capture fishery production at sites where fishways have been constructed.
Quantify, in social and economic terms, the options for constructing fishways at riverine infrastructure.
To promote the uptake of project outputs.