PHNOM PENH (Cambodia Herald) – Cambodia's aquaculture production grew 20 percent from a year earlier to an estimated 72,000 tonnes last year, up from 60,000 tonnes in 2010, an official said.
The official, who asked not to be named, said Cambodia had 280 fish hatcheries last year including 267 private hatcheries. The number of broodstock was estimated at 130 million, up from 111 million a year earlier.
In 2011, Cambodia had an estimated 61,000 households engaged in aquaculture of various species ranging from climbing perch and tilapia to giant freshwater prawns, the official said. The country also had an estimated 738 fish sanctuaries.