Thailand: Mekong Lovers

A fishing community in Chiang Khong talks about changes in the ecology of the river that make it difficult to continue the traditions of their trade. The Mekong catfish, a monster that can reach nine feet in length and over 650 lbs in weight, has been endangered since 2004. But is their scarcity due to overfishing, industrial development upstream, or climate change?

This is part of the Mekong Diaries series; Goodmorningbeautiful travelled the length of the world’s last wild great river as the forces of development change it forever.

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