STREAM country strategy paper: Cambodia

Support to Regional Aquatic Resources Management (STREAM) (2002) STREAM country strategy paper: Cambodia. Bangkok, Thailand, Support to Regional Aquatic Resources Management (STREAM),

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Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world; much of its population live in rural areas and many live below the local poverty line. The management of common property aquatic resources is of over-riding importance to food security and sustainable rural development in Cambodia. The key groups of poor people who use aquatic resources as part of their diverse livelihoods portfolios are subsistence fishers, small-scale aquaculture practitioners and aquatic resources collectors. Subsistence fishers access mainly the rivers, lakes and inundated forests in Tonle Sap provinces, the lower Mekong and Bassac regions and the upper part of the Mekong. Small-scale aquaculture and/or the collection of aquatic resources are most important in provinces that are not rich in fisheries resources including Kompong Speu, Ratnakiri, Mondulkiri, Preah Vihear and Ortdar Meanchey. Freshwater capture fisheries probably contribute more to national food security and the national economy in Cambodia than in any other country in the world. (19 p.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: STREAM country strategy paper: Cambodia
Corporate Creator/Author: Support to Regional Aquatic Resources Management (STREAM)
Date: 2002
Publisher: Support to Regional Aquatic Resources Management (STREAM)
Place of Publication: Bangkok, Thailand
Issuing Agency: Support to Regional Aquatic Resources Management
Additional Information: The STREAM Initiative was hosted at the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) in Bangkok (Thailand)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cambodia; Tonle Sap; Bassac; Mekong River; Kompong Speu; Ratnakiri; Mondulkiri; Preah Vihear; Ortdar Meanchey
Subjects: Management
Item ID: 1776
Depositing User: Ms. Jean Collins
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2008 18:45
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:04

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