Sustainable Fisheries Conservation Management Through A Collaborative…

Project: Sustainable Fisheries Conservation Management Through a Collaborative Approach in Boeung Chhmar Moat Khla Area, Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia Organization: The Learning Institute (www.learninginstitute.org) Location: Peam Bang Senchey and Doun Sdeung Senchey Community Fisheries in Peam Bang Commune, Stoung District, Kampong Thom Province in Cambodia. Duration: June 1st Read More…

Integrating Fisheries Management and Wetlands

Organization: WorldFish Cambodia Duration: 2011–2017 Funders: CEPF (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund), Fondation Ensemble, Government of Japan, and CGIAR (Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers) The pilot project “Integrating Fisheries Management and Wetlands” in Stung Treng Ramsar site in Cambodia (2011 - 2017) established effective and adaptive fisheries Read More…

Feed the Future Cambodia Rice Field Fisheries II

Organization: WorldFish Location: Cambodia (Battambang, Siem Reap, Pursat, and Kampong Thomp provinces) Project Goal: To improve food and nutrition security of poor and vulnerable rural households in the Tonle Sap foodplain environment. The project supports 134 committees to improve and sustainably manage their community fish refuges and connected rice field fishery Read More…

Perceptions of gender dynamics in small-scale fisheries and…

A case study in the Pursat Province of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia by Y.K. Eugenia Kwok, University of Guelph, 2017 (Advisor: Evan Fraser). Women’s contributions in small-scale fisheries of Tonle Sap Lake are often overlooked due to socio-cultural expectations of roles and responsibilities. I investigated whether there are differences between men’s and women’s perceptions of 1) fishing Read More…

Mekong WET

Building Resilience of Wetlands in the Lower Mekong Region through a Ramsar Regional Initiative Location: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam Duration: 1 January, 2017 - 31 December, 2020 Project Background: Wetlands, such as marshes, rivers, mangroves, coral reefs, and other coastal and inland habitats, have many important functions. They regulate water flows, provide clean water, Read More…

Wonders of the Mekong

The Wonders of the Mekong: A Foundation for Sustainable Development and Resilience is an initiative to study the biodiversity, climate, and hydrology of the Mekong River Basin, build partnerships between organizations working toward a sustainable future for the region, and develop educational materials to increase awareness about the value of a healthy Mekong River. The project also hopes to Read More…

Hot Fish: Climate Change Impacts on Inland Fisheries

In the tropics, freshwater fishes represent an important source of protein for local communities. The thermal ecology of tropical freshwater fishes (i.e., thermal optima and tolerances, temperature specific metabolic scope for activity) has received very little attention. However, research has demonstrated that organisms from thermally stable environments such as the tropics tend to be thermal Read More…

Ecosystem Services of Wetlands in Cambodia and Vietnam

This project seeks to define how people, fish, birds, and wetlands are connected in the Mekong River Basin, and represents a collaboration between the University Network for Wetland Research and Training in the Mekong Region and the Mekong Fish Network. Wetlands provide many valuable services to both wildlife and humans, but are often greatly impacted by river development and changes in land use. Read More…