Evaluating success and sustainability of community fisheries in Tonle Sap Lake after fisheries reforms

Ratha Seng, Patrice Guillotreau, Thomas Valle , Dewan Ahsan, Robert Pomeroy, Sovan Lek

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The Tonle Sap and its associated river system is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one
of the most productive freshwater fisheries in the world supporting large numbers of small-scale
fishers. Over the last decade, there has been substantial fisheries policy reforms in Cambodia‟s
inland fisheries involving community fisheries. This is largely explained by the need to safeguard
fish stocks, ensuring local food security, and the increasing conflict between family-scale fishers
and fishing lot operators. This research aims to quantitatively evaluates community fisheries, a comanagement institutions, in the Tonle Sap Lake after fisheries reforms in 2012 using members‟
perceptions. The goal of the researh is to determine factors influencing the success and
sustainability of the community fisheries. Several lessons were learned, or confirmed, by the
analysis, associating with positive and negative change. Access, community participation, influence
and control over fisheries management and resources and compliance remain no signifiang progress
after the reforms. Fisheries conflict management and knowledge of fisheries management are
related to perceptions of positive change while employment, overall quality of fish and income from
fisheries are on the opposite side, suggesting the development of livelihood diversification
strategies and strengthening the institutional support to the community fisheries organizations in the
Lake.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelInternational Symposium on Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable use of Ecosystem Services : Abstract book
Antal sider1
Publikationsdatosep. 2019
Sider38
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2019
BegivenhedInternational Symposium on Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable uses of Ecosystem Services - Hotel Somadevi Angkor Resort and Spa, Siem Reap City, Cambodja
Varighed: 12. sep. 201914. sep. 2019

Konference

KonferenceInternational Symposium on Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable uses of Ecosystem Services
LokationHotel Somadevi Angkor Resort and Spa
LandCambodja
BySiem Reap City
Periode12/09/201914/09/2019

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Seng, R., Guillotreau, P., Valle , T., Ahsan, D., Pomeroy, R., & Lek, S. (2019). Evaluating success and sustainability of community fisheries in Tonle Sap Lake after fisheries reforms. I International Symposium on Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable use of Ecosystem Services: Abstract book (s. 38)