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The study describes the experiences of Kompong Phluk, a Khmer community that has been attempting to protect its flood forests and fishing grounds for the past fifty years. The authors examine how the community, assisted by an FAO project, has developed a resource management organization, formulated rules and regulations, sought government approval, and designed a comprehensive resource management plan. The report also details challenges they have faced in the process. The report begins with a brief description of the history of the Tonle Sap, its biophysical setting, and traditional resource use practices. It then discusses how the community has moved to formalize indigenous forest management systems by building on national policy reforms that are shifting authority for commercial fishing grounds around the Great Lake from private sector control to community management. This report describes how these activities were implemented in Kompong Phluk, and their prospects for further extension around the Great Lake and Tonle Sap River.

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Data Resource Preview - Flood Forests, Fish, and Fishing Villages Tonle Sap, Cambodia

Additional Info

Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Community fisheries
  • Decentralization and deconcentration
  • Fishing policy and administration
  • Rivers and lakes
  • Water resources
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified

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Author (individual) Evans, Patrick T.
Co-author (individual) Marschke, Melissa; Paudyal, Kiran
ISBN number 9719314419
Publication place Bohol, Philippines
Publisher Asia Forest Network; FAO
Publication date 2004
Pagination 50 p.
General note

color illustrations,maps,tables. Includes bibliographic references

Date uploaded June 14, 2015, 22:00 (UTC)
Date modified November 28, 2015, 11:27 (UTC)