Factors Affecting Fisheries Consumptions in the Tonle Sap Rice Field Region, Cambodia

Lita Mom, Bunyeth Chan, Dewan Ahsan, Sarah Freed, Ratha Seng

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The Tonle Sap Lake extends in the central floodplains, covering approximately 5 to 8
percent of Cambodia‟s total land area. Rice field fisheries and small-scale family fisheries also play
a central role in fisheries production in Cambodia by contributing approximately 20 percent of total
Cambodian fisheries products. Nevertheless, knowledge on the consumption of Tonle Sap rice field
fisheries is poorly known. This study describes temporal and spatial variations in consumption of
fish, other aquatic animals (OAAs), and aquatic plants (APs), and define determinants that impact
on the variations in the Tonle Sap rice field using the condition inference tree model. The results
showed a stable overall temporal trend in consumptions of fish, OAAs and APs, and highly
seasonal variations that the peaks are found during October-February. Moreover, we detected the
heterogeneous spatial distributions of consumptions of rice field fisheries products. The
distributions differed between these three types of fisheries. From a spatial perspective, the
consumption of fish and OAAs is more scatter and higher in the floodplain of the northwestern,
northeastern and southeastern of the lake, along the National Road No. 6 as compared to another
side of the lake in the southern, western and south-western region along the National Road No. 5,
while the capture and consumption of APs were abundantly observed in the southern and western
area of the lake. The spatial distributions of consumption of fish, OAAs and APs are mainly
associated with the size of capture rice field fisheries, distance from community refuge to rice field
and to market. The results suggested that a seasonal variation in fisheries consumptions is a
reflection of seasonal variability of fisheries resources or resource availability in the rice field, and
the spatial distribution of fisheries consumption is site-specific and characterized by a combination
of distinct factors. Consequently, these results have implications for policy initiation for
development plan.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelInternational Symposium on Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable uses of Ecosystem Services
Antal sider1
Publikationsdatosep. 2019
Sider47
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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Mom, L., Chan, B., Ahsan, D., Freed, S., & Seng, R. (2019). Factors Affecting Fisheries Consumptions in the Tonle Sap Rice Field Region, Cambodia. I International Symposium on Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable uses of Ecosystem Services (s. 47)