The Second International Symposium on the Management of Large Rivers for Fisheries was held on 11 - 14 February 2003 in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia. It had three primary objectives:
to provide a forum to review and synthesise the latest information on large rivers;
to raise the political, public and scientific awareness of the importance of river systems, the living aquatic resources they support and the people that depend on them; and
to contribute to better management, conservation and restoration of the living aquatic resources of large rivers.
The Symposium was organised in six sessions:
Session 1 Status of rivers
Session 2 Value of river fisheries
Session 3 Fisheries ecology and conservation
Session 4 Management of river fisheries
Session 5 Statistics and information
Session 6 Synthesis
Over 220 river scientists and managers from around the world attended the Symposium. Contributed papers represented 96 rivers from 61 river basins from all continents and climatic zones.
Selected papers submitted to the Symposium appear in these proceedings, which consist of:
Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the Management of Large Rivers for Fisheries: Volume 1
Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the Management of Large Rivers for Fisheries: Volume 2
Papers appearing in these proceedings have been subject to the regular academic refereeing process. Additional selected papers will appear in the journal Fisheries Management and Ecology.