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Fisheries Country Profile: Cambodia

by Thuch Panha 2018 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) for Cambodia Introduction Cambodia shares its international borders with Lao PDR, Viet Nam, and Thailand (Figure 1). The country covers a total area of 181,035 km2 composed of 97.5 % land and 2.5 % water. The 440 km coastline of the country is covered with extensive mangrove forest. The bodies of …

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Fisheries Country Profile: Viet Nam

by Mr. Nguyen Tuan Uyen 2017 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) Member for Viet Nam INTRODUCTION  Viet Nam is located in the west bank of the South China Sea (Figure 1) with an area of more than 331,000 km2 with population of around 92.7 million in 2016. The country’s internal and territorial waters are 226,000 km2, the Exclusive Economic Zone …

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Fisheries Country Profile: Thailand

by Mr. Thana Yenpoeng 2017 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) Member for Thailand INTRODUCTION Thailand is located in Southeast Asia bordering the Andaman Sea in the west and the Gulf of Thailand in the east (Figure 1). The country is divided into 76 provinces with about 514,000-km² total land area, total length of 2,624 km continental coastline, 394,000 km² shelf …

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Fisheries Country Profile: Philippines

by Mr. Napoleon Salvador J. Lamarca 2017 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) Member for the Philippines INTRODUCTION The Philippines is an archipelago that consists of 7,641 islands with a total land area of 301,000 km2. The total area of marine waters including EEZ is 2,200,000 km2 and the total length of its coastlines is 36,289 km. The country’s shelf and …

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Fisheries Country Profile: Myanmar

by Ms. Myat Khine Mar 2017 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) Member for Myanmar INTRODUCTION Myanmar is geographically located in Southeast Asia between latitudes 09º32’N and 28º31’N and longitudes 92º10’E and 101º11’E with a total area of 677,000 km2 (Figure 1). It stretches 936 km from east to west and 2,051 km from north to south. The country’s fishing waters …

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Fisheries Country Profile: Malaysia

by Mr. Ahmad Faizal Bin Mohamed Omar 2017 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) Member for Malaysia INTRODUCTION Malaysia covers a total area of 329,847 km² with a population of 31.6 million people in 2016. The country consists of two geographical regions divided by the South China Sea, the Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) on the Malay Peninsula bordered by Thailand on …

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Fisheries Country Profile: Lao PDR

by Mr. Kong Kham Vonglokham 2017 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: China and Myanmar in the north, Cambodia in the south, Viet Nam in the east, and Thailand in …

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Fisheries Country Profile: Indonesia

by Mr. Ifan Ariansyach 2017 Regional Fisheries Policy Network (RFPN) Member for Indonesia INTRODUCTION Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world consisting of 17,504 islands and with coastlines that measure a total of 99,093 km. The country lies strategically between two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean (Figure 1). With a unique geographical character, Indonesia encompasses …

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