PM orders maps redrawn to redress Tonle Sap issues
Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed authorities in six provinces to re-evaluate protected area zoning in the flooded forests surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake, to ensure that long-time residents of local communities would not be required to relocate. ...
Coastal communities wary as major development appears to progress
Fishing communities in Kampot and Kep provinces are under threat as a coastal tourism project linked to the wife of a government minister is reportedly moving forward, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said. ...
Phin Rathana and Khut Sokun
Kep vendors and fishermen worried about land reclamation impacts
Vendors and fishermen in Kep province have expressed their concerns over the development of a new beach as part of a state-owned project, with nearly three kilometers of land being dumped into the sea. ...
Fish farming communities established in five provinces
The establishment and management of fish farming communities in 25 locations across five provinces has been strengthened with nearly four million breeder fish released into natural reservoirs, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...
Fishing communities get funds
The government continues to provide funding to 150 fishing communities in the amount of four million riel ($1,000) each for community management and fisheries management, flood protection, patrols, conservation and management planning. ...
Female fishery activists play a key role
In the Khmer folktale “Phnom Chiso Temple,” a Hindu priest gives blessings to a Khmer prince, saying: “May you be as strong as an ant, as mighty as a ghost and as decisive as a woman.” Following this as an example, after fishery communities were ...
Moeun Chhean Nariddh
GEF aids fishing communities in adapting to climate change
A five-year project known as CamAdapt, which aims to help coastal fishing communities and ecosystems in four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk – adapt to climate change, is expected to start early next year. ...
‘Encroachment affecting fishermen’
Land encroachment and declining fish catches are affecting the daily lives of fishing communities, Prak Sereyvath, the director of the Cambodian Institute for Research and Rural Development (CIRD), said on Wednesday. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
EU to back $100 million fisheries project
The Minister of Agriculture and the EU ambassador have met to discuss an 85 million euro ($100 million) project to develop Cambodia’s fishing industry. Minister Veng Sakhon met envoy George Edgar at the ministry on Friday. ...
Families in Kampong Chhnang lose fish in mass die-off
About 70 families who live in floating houses along the Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang province say excessive heat and low water levels have resulted in large-scale die-offs on their fish farms. Van Srey Em, a fishery community representative in both Phsar Chhnang and ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Incursion protested by fishers
More than 400 fishing families from four communities in Kampot province protested on Friday, demanding fisheries authorities and naval police prevent illegal fishing by Vietnamese fishermen in Cambodian waters. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Illegal fishing crackdown on Tonle Sap
Fishery officials are attempting to crack down on illegal fishing along the Tonle Sap in Pursat province’s Krakor district, citing the need to preserve resources for local communities whose livelihoods depend on fishing. ...
Environmental experts concern of the extinction of rare fish in the northeast province
Environmental experts concern of a drop in the number of rare species of fish in the river in the northeastern province including of the Upper Mekong Basin, Srepok River and Se San river. The worry after a number of exotic fish caught in the area’s ...
Steel poles used in attack on Tonle sap river
Authorities in Siem Reap province are searching for dozens of ethnic Vietnamese fishermen accused of attacking a group of their Khmer counterparts with steel poles while they were working on the Tonle Sap river on Monday night. ...
Fishing disputes turning deadlier
Vietnam has accused Thailand of violating international law after the shooting of four Vietnamese fishermen, one of whom was killed, by Thai maritime police in the Gulf of Thailand. ...
Three arrested for smuggling snakehead fish from border
Three men were arrested in Kompong Chhnang province on Sunday for illegally transporting 600,000 recently hatched snakehead fish they had picked up at the Vietnamese border, police said. ...
The cowboys of the Mekong
The calls almost always come at night. Three or four times a month, the mobile phone of Koh Pdao’s river guard outpost will ring. A villager has spotted illegal fishermen somewhere along a 10-kilometer stretch of brushy island shore and wants them caught. ...
Few options for Kampot crews against illegal fishing
Every evening, Seu Rin takes his family’s wooden fishing boat down the Teuk Chhu River to the waters of the Cambodian coast. ...
Koh Kong fishermen resume anti-sand-dredging campaign
As about 100 fishermen in Koh Kong province on Wednesday resumed their monthslong campaign against a company they accuse of illegal sand dredging, an environmental NGO claimed the firm was now hiring locals as security guards in an attempt to divide the community. ...
Fish shortage stirs ethnic rivalry
Their boats began disappearing from the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers near Phnom Penh a few months ago, according to Cham fishing families still living in the area. By the weekend none were left, Cham fishermen told Khmer Times. ...
Chea Takihiro and Igor Kossov