Jeerasak Inthayod, a member of Rak Chiang Khong, and Neung, ERI Mekong Legal Associate, explains how the Khon Pi Luang rapid is very important for local people’s livelihoods. Jeerasak described how Khon Pi Luang marks a narrow section of the Mekong River, well-known among local fishermen as a place where giant catfish lay their eggs. In dry season, local people collect kai – an eatable river weed that provides a vital source of income for many families.

Jeerasak Inthayod, a member of Rak Chiang Khong, and Neung, ERI Mekong Legal Associate, explains how the Khon Pi Luang rapid is very important for local people’s livelihoods. Jeerasak described how Khon Pi Luang marks a narrow section of the Mekong River, well-known among local fishermen as a place where giant catfish lay their eggs. In dry season, local people collect kai – an eatable river weed that provides a vital source of income for many families.