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Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages

by Trailblazer Cambodia Organization
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages
Regenerating Fish Harvests in Cambodian Villages

Summary

Working with Santey Village in Northern Cambodia, Trailblazers Cambodia Organization (TCO) will assist in the construction and management of Community Fish Refuges (CFR)--a revolutionary new method of boosting fish populations against severe drought, desertification, and climate change. In Santey Village, 1,000 Villagers rely on fish harvests for nutrition, employment, and income. They will be trained to manage CFRs, ensuring their rightful return to both self-sufficiency and sustainability.

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Challenge

Fish provides 80% of protein in the Cambodian diet--making it an indispensable protein source. Rural Cambodia faces great environmental challenges today including desertification, punishing droughts and climate change--placing great strain on fish harvests. Rice paddies are flooded in the wet season, enticing fish communities to wander into fields to graze and mate. At the end of the wet season, these water systems begin to recede, leaving fish stranded in fields--only to perish.

Solution

The Community Fish Refuge (CFR) is a unique response to the environmental challenges in Cambodia. The theory behind a CFR is simple--it provides a temporary habitat for stranded and newly stocked fish communities during the dry season, ensuring their survival until the rice paddies are again flooded. Then fish communities will return to a larger body of water to spawn and feed. Their survival is key to preserve fish biodiversity, and increase fish populations--yielding a larger fish harvest.

Long-Term Impact

As the old proverb states, "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish, and he will feed for a lifetime." That is--if there is still fish left to catch! The CFR will sustain fish populations, alleviate pressures of poverty, and ensure food security to entire village community. Once trained, the community will be able to take over operations of CFRs, assuring their rightful return to self-sufficiency and sustainability.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​tcocambodia.org/​
World Fish Center CFR Report (2012)
USAID CFR Reports
Indiana University CFR Report
Cambodian Aquaculture Report (2010)

Organization Information

Trailblazer Cambodia Organization

Location: Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province - Cambodia
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Trailblazer Cambodia Organization
Samir Lakhani
Project Leader:
Samir Lakhani
Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province Cambodia

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