Nam Ton Watershed

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Seasonal village back-swamps

Installation of concrete-metal sluice gates to trap flood waters entering from rivers and streams.

Stocking with fingerlings of exotic and, or native species of fish that have undergone a one month nursing period in nylon net cages prior to release. Fish must be at least 4cm in total length prior to release. Permanent back-swamps that are full of large growths of macrophyte material can contain highly predatory large Pba Kaw (snakehead) that will devour small fish < 4cm with ease and can account for very high mortality rates.

Control of theft by outside individuals by using a policing system of some sort. Usually this is a designated person (s). Control of illegal fishing methods can form part of the policing.