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Late prahok season on the horizon

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People catch fish during the prahok season in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district in December last year. Hong Menea

Late prahok season on the horizon

With catches of prahok fish set to ramp up in the coming week as the late season opens, the Fisheries Administration (FiA) has reiterated a call to producers of the unique fermented paste and jerky to buy up wares from local fishermen.

The FiA said in a notice on January 6 that monitoring of Tonle Sap River water levels and flows indicated that certain stretches in the capital and surrounding Kandal province could become desirable fishing spots from January 9-14, barring adverse weather conditions.

The administration, a unit under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, also called on local authorities to lend a hand to all involved in the trade, and provide support for travel, lodging and the transport of fish, but ensure compliance with Covid-related health measures.

The late prahok producing season comes four weeks after the early season, which fell on December 12-16.


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