Fishery authorities have seized a big quantity of illegal fishing equipment and advised more than two hundred people in a five-day crackdown on areas prone to illegal catches.
The crackdown took place across Stung Treng province and was carried out by the provincial department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
It was part of an operation during the prohibited fishing season that ran from July 1 to July 15 with the purpose of raising the numbers of fish in the water sources.
Noy Sophirom, deputy director of the provincial department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, said his working group regularly patrolled sensitive areas that were prone to illegal fishing.
“Normally, the working group constantly patrols areas everywhere inside the province because this is the prohibited fishing season,” he said.
“Otherwise the fish breeding will be destroyed.