A fisherman checks his net along the Mekong River in the northeastern Thai province of Nong Khai. File photo: AFP
A fisherman checks his net along the Mekong River in the northeastern Thai province of Nong Khai. File photo: AFP
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‘Our Mekong is dying’: Locals reel from fish crisis as dams sprout up from Laos to China

  • Once teeming with fish, the river is now filled with forlorn fisherfolk who say they’re lucky to have catch at all, as more hydropower dams are built up and down the river
  • Activists say dam operators and the Mekong River Commission must be accountable for the ecological impact, while experts are urging fisheries to turn to solar and wind power

A fisherman checks his net along the Mekong River in the northeastern Thai province of Nong Khai. File photo: AFP
A fisherman checks his net along the Mekong River in the northeastern Thai province of Nong Khai. File photo: AFP
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