This is one of the videos from my web documentary about the Mekong delta. A Cambodian fisherman recalls the good old days, when he was still single and there was plenty of fish. If you want to know more about the effects of the rapid development of the Mekong delta please go to our website. There are many other rivers to explore there as well!
Though it has been a while since I last posted something from this great project, Disputed Waters is still alive and kicking! Make sure you regularly check out the website because this year has some exciting events in store.
In the meantime, here’s a short video taken from our web documentary about the Mekong river.
Deadliest Catch is a hugely popular TV series on Discovery Channel. This reality show portrays the tough men of crab fishing vessels on the Bering Sea. I wonder if these daredevils would still be so tough if they had to jump in the raging Khone Falls for a handful of fish. Because that’s the daily routine for some fishermen in Southern Laos.
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Vo Van Tuan (34) is a fisherman and owner of a small fish farm in his floating house in the Mekong delta in southern Vietnam.
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Mrs. Saro (52) from Vietnam used to fish for a living. Due to the dropping water level of the Mekong river and the decline in fish catch, she has now turned to rice farming.
On Disputed Waters you’ll find more videos, pictures and articles about the Mekong and other rivers.
A portrait video of Sau Ca, owner of an orchard in the Mekong delta of Vietnam.
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Here’s a first taste of the report photographer Ronald de Hommel and I are making about the Mekong river for Disputed Waters. Don’t forget to visit our website.