Improving inland fisheries management in Cambodia

Sam Onn, Mao (2001) Improving inland fisheries management in Cambodia. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Since the inland fishery is the backbone of the Cambodian fishery sector a study on how to improve inland fisheries management and development is required. The study is divided into four aspects: A description of the present status of the fishery sector; an examination of environmental considerations, in terms of natural and manmade impacts on inland fisheries; education, training, and extension in the fisheries sector; and an evaluation at the current state of fisheries management including fisheries legislation, policies, administration, and human resources development. Monitoring, control, and surveillance, vital elements of fisheries management and development are also considered in the context of inland commercial fisheries management. -- Major fisheries policies, constraints, and strategies are indicated and conclusions drawn with respect to the improvement o( inland fishery management and development in Cambodia. -- The paper concludes that development of the capacity for effective and even implementation of policy and laws at Department of Fisheries (DOF) level is essential. Rapid reform resulting from decentralized decisions will fail if capacity at Department of Fisheries level does not exist. -- Provincial, municipal and department of fisheries reform of policy and its implementation is necessary along with more sophisticate strategic planning. This must be anchored in effective legislation. New fisheries laws must be harmonized with that of other sectors. And recommends that an intensive training programme of DOF staff must be undertaken. This should start immediately and be designed to facilitate the uniform implementation of fisheries policy at all levels-particularly at provincial and municipal levels-and to assist in developing the capacity of local communities to participate effectively in decision making and management of the resource. DOF must work to ensure the uniform application of laws and controls at all levels-and ensure that the local communities receive equitable consideration.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1174
Item ID: 1174
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 60-63.
Department(s): Marine Institute
Date: 2001
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Cambodia
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Fishery management--Cambodia; Conservation of natural resources--Cambodia

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