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County Fisheries Trade: Viet Nam

By Vu Thi Phuong Thanh, 2019 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) for Viet Nam INTRODUCTION Viet Nam is located in the west side of the South China Sea with an area of more than 331,000 km2 and coastline of about 3,260 km (Figure 1). The country has about 2,370 rivers including the Red River with basin area of about 1.9 million ha and …

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County Fisheries Trade: Thailand

By Sumolmal Suwannapoom, Regional Fishery Policy Network for Thailand, 2019 INTRODUCTION Thailand is a Southeast Asian country located between the Gulf of Thailand in the east and Andaman Sea in the west (Figure 1). The country consists of 77 provinces and its total land area is about 514,000 km². The exclusive economic zone covers an area of about 299,397 km2. It has 25 river basins …

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Country Fisheries Trade: Philippines

By Jennifer Viron, 2019 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) Member for Philippines INTRODUCTION The Philippines is located within the coral triangle, which dubbed the archipelagic country as the center of the center of marine biodiversity (Carpenter and Springer, 2005). The country has a total land area of 301,000 km2 and has a coastline of 36,289 km.  It is surrounded by major bodies …

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Country Fisheries Trade: Myanmar

By Kay Khine Tint, 2019 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) Member for Myanmar INTRODUCTION The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has a total land area of 676,580 km2 and it is bordered by Bangladesh and India in the Northwest, China in the Northeast, Lao PDR in the East, and Thailand in the Southeast (Figure 1). Its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is …

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Country Fisheries Trade: Lao PDR

By Mr. Khambor Souliphone, 2019 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) Member for Lao PDR INTRODUCTION Lao PDR is a mountainous land-locked country in the heart of Southeast Asia with an area of 236,800 km2. The country is bordered by five countries, namely: China and Myanmar in the North, Cambodia in the South, Viet Nam in the East, and Thailand in the …

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Country Fisheries Trade: Indonesia

By Mr. Agus Sapari, 2019 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) Member for Indonesia INTRODUCTION Off the coast of mainland Southeast Asia, Indonesia is located in between the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean (Figure 1). The country’s land area is 1.91 million km2 and length of coastline is 108,000 km with 17,504 islands. The islands are grouped into the Greater Sunda-Islands of Sumatra, Java, the southern extent …

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Country Fisheries Trade: Cambodia

By Mr. Ngin Kamsan, 2019 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) Member for Cambodia INTRODUCTION The Kingdom of Cambodia covers a total land area of 181,035 km2 and shares its international borders with Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam (Figure 1). The capital city is Phnom Penh which is the center for politics, economy, and culture. The official language is Khmer, …

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