Saving fish, inspiring sustainability

Khmer Times –

To celebrate the National Fish Day, ministry officials, members of the USAID and Young Eco Ambassadors held different activities on June 1, all aiming to raise awareness on the importance of fish in the kingdom and promote sustainable fishing practices to keep rivers and lakes healthy and productive.

Young Eco Ambassadors set out on an educational trip to Pursat and Kampong Chhnang province, and visited a community-based training school. Participants spent the night sleeping on a floating house in Tonle Sap. The house is supported by the Tonle Sap Multiple Use Area Management Centre.

With the main objective to discourage illegal fishing in Tonle Sap, the participants mingled with the locals and tried to immerse themselves into the lives of the ones living near the river.

Aing Sereyrath, the project coordinator, said that this the activity served as an opportunity for young people to understand the lives of others, especially those who are entirely dependent on the river. Ms Sereyrath added that through the immersion, Young Eco Ambassadors had also know the deep relationship of the people and the river.

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