Fishing in Laos

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For many Laotians, freshwater fish are the principal source of protein; per capita consumption averages 5.1 kilograms annually.[1] Fishpond culture had begun in the mid-1960s, and production—mainly carp raised in small home lots—grew an average 30 percent annually thereafter, the highest rate in Asia between 1975 and 1985.[1]

The Mekong districts in the south have especially high potential for greater increases in fish production.[1] In the 1982-84 period, the average annual catch was 20,000 tons, all of which was consumed domestically.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Hopkins, Susannah. "Fishing". A country study: Laos (Andrea Matles Savada, editor). Library of Congress Federal Research Division (July 1994).  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.