Mekong Lovers

A fishing community in Chiang Khong, Thailand, talks about changes in the ecology of the river that make it difficult to continue the traditions of their trade. The Mekong catfish, a monster that can reach nine feet in length and over 650 lbs in weight, has been endangered since 2004. But is their scarcity due to overfishing, industrial development upstream, or climate change?


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The Mekong River is the longest river in Southeast Asia and supports the lives of 70 million people from Tibet to Vietnam. Our reporters undertook the journey to tell their stories.


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Dec 19, 2009 05:20 AM

I always want to listen story about Mekong river, It remind me of the young boy who used go fishing with my friends for Giant Cat fish, My home town is Ban Houeisai , which is across of Chiang Khong Thailand. It is sad story to see about the change of Mekong river.
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