Translating fish passage research outcomes into policy and legislation across South East Asia

Project Details
Project Period
2020 - 2024
Project Funding
$2,867,857 (ACIAR)
Project Location
Lao PDR, Indonesia, Cambodia

Project Summary

This project (hereafter referred to as the ‘Governance project’) follows on from a program of work undertaken by the IFRG dating back to 2006, which has demonstrated that fishways can mitigate the impacts of irrigation development and also have lasting socio-economic benefits for river communities in South East Asia.

The Governance project is currently being carried out simultaneously in three South East Asian countries (Lao PDR, Cambodia and Indonesia), and involves partnerships between the IFRG and irrigation departments and universities within each country.


Team Members

Project Partners

  • Charles Sturt University (CSU)
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trading (DFAT)
  • National University of Laos (NUoL)
  • Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre (LARReC (Lao PDR))
  • Hendricks Consulting
  • Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (Indonesia)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Myanmar)
  • Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute (Cambodia)
  • Fishway Consulting Services

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