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May - June 2006 - PRINT JOURNALISM : Managing the Mighty Mekong-The River Road from China

Participants explore a narrows section of the Mekong River where the natural sandbars and rock formations have formed rapids called Kaeng Pa Dai which are scheduled to be blasted in order to make the river more navigable for trade ships

Participants interview Khun Paiboon Potidee, Port Manager of Chiang Saen Port about the import and export of goods along the Mekong River.

A journalist from Lao PDR interviews Mr. Chaiwat Mongkolchaisip, one of the founders of the Had Krai Pla Beuk Club about the traditions of Giant Catfish fishing.

Khun Chaweewan Puongsombat, head of the Women’s Development Group of Chiang Khong explains how Mekong riverweed or kai is harvested and cooked by local villagers.

Journalists join local fisherman during their early morning fishing trips on the Mekong during a field trip.

A participant learns how to use the yok fishing net that women villagers use along the banks of the Mekong to catch small fish.

Participants interview Baan Pak Ing village headman, Khun Boonkong Boonward who initiated the conservation or no-fishing zone at the mouth of the Pak Ing River on the Mekong.

Participants receive their graduation certificates at the IMMF headquarters in Chiang Mai with trainers, Jeff Hodson and Jeff Smith.

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