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…

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…

Socio-economic study of fish harvesting and use at Pak Peung wetland…

This project is investigating whether construction of permanently-operating fishways provide quantifiable social, economic and environmental benefits to floodplain wetlands and communities. A baseline survey of fish harvesting and use by villagers was carried out in September 2011 using semi structured interviews with 60 households from 6 villages around the wetland. Another survey interviewed 23 Read More…

Participatory Fisher Survey Pilot Study

Location: Sangthong District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR Duration: October 2013-January 2014 Project Background: Small-scale artisanal fisheries provide a vital source of food and income for people living in the Mekong River basin. However, the dispersed and diverse nature of these fisheries, as well as the variable abundance and incredible biodiversity of Mekong fishes, present Read More…

Evaluating spillover from Fish Conservation Zones to village fishing…

Project Leads: WWF, FISHBIO Country: Lao PDR Fish Conservation Zones (FCZs) are a community-based fishery management strategy that World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has implemented with government support in seven provinces of LAO PDR since 2006. FCZs function as year-round freshwater protected areas, and can be used to protect broodstock and spawning grounds for sustainable fisheries management and Read More…

Nam Kading Aquatic Resources and Sustainable Livelihoods

Project Lead: FISHBIO Country: Lao PDR As part of our program in international conservation and research, FISHBIO is working in central Lao PDR to assess the species diversity, biology, nutritional value, and economic value of fish in a major tributary of the Mekong River. Local villagers have collected much of the data for this project through a participatory approach. We initiated the project Read More…