Historical changes on the fisheries management in Cambodia

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Author(s)

    • Hori Mina HORI Mina
    • Department of Global Agricultural Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
    • NAO Thuok
    • Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
    • ENOMOTO Kazuhiro
    • Department of Global Agricultural Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
    • KUROKURA Hisashi
    • Department of Global Agricultural Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Abstract

Cambodia has rich aquatic resources particularly favored from the Mekong River Basin and Tonle Sap Lake. Fisheries activities have been conducted since ancient times. Until the eighteenth century, any people regardless of nationality and occupation could conduct fishing and obtain fishery products from freshwater areas in Cambodia. At present, freshwater fisheries are still important for food security of Cambodian people, as clearly shown by the fact that approximate 75% of protein intakes are supplied from freshwater fisheries products. However, contemporary circumstances surrounding fisheries have come to be quite different from those before. For instance, several fish species are listed as endangered while over exploitation of fishery resources has been criticized as environmentally hazardous and bringing about resource depletion by international communities. At the same time, conflicts between fishermen and among relevant stakeholders have been prevailing in various parts of the country. After the last civil war, Cambodian government has been financially supported by foreign countries for the economic development. In this regard, Cambodia should seek for an appropriate policy to enable both the management of national living resources including fishery resources and public security simultaneously, in favor of international consensus.

Journal

  • Tropics

    Tropics 17(4), 315-323, 2008-10-31

    JAPAN SOCIETY OF TROPICAL ECOLOGY

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10024936125
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10528811
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    0917415X
  • NDL Article ID
    10249975
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR1(科学技術--生物学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-3157
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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