A group from the Japanese Fish Rearing Association led by Kazuki Nishimura met with Chan Sarun, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. During the meeting Kazuki Nishimura told the minister that the Japanese Fish Rearing Association wished to introduce Japanese fresh water fish (Nishiki Koi) in Cambodia, which is the first country chosen for Nishiki Koi fhish crossbreed. Chan Sarun welcomed and supported the association’s intentions, which he said will further help to boost Cambodia’s development as well as poverty reduction for the Cambodian people…In the first six months of this year Cambodia has yielded 377,500 tons of fish including 292,500 tons of fresh water fish, 47,000 tons of maritime fish, and 38,000 tons of raised fish. There has reportedly been a strong crackdown on illegal fishing this year.
(p 27 Vol 5, No 95)