Strengthening Community Fisheries Management And Livelihood Diversification In Cambodia
(2013 - 2017)

Strengthening Community Fisheries Management and Livelihood Diversification in Cambodia is a 4-year project funded by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC). The project is implemented by the Learning Institute in seven communities located in the coastal provinces of Kep, Kampot and Sihanouk and the Battambang, Pursat and Kampong Chhnang provinces in the Tonle Sap region. The Learning Institute works closely with all community members such as the fisherfolk, men, women and the youth.


The communities included in the project are:

Coastal Region

  Kampong Samaki CFi (Kampot province)

 Phum Thmey CFi (Kep province)

Chum Pu Khmao CFi (Preah Sihanouk province)


Tonle Sap Region

Koh Keo CFi (Kampong Chhnang province)

Anlung Raing CFi (Pursat province)

 Sdey Krom Rohal Soung (Battambang province)

 Bak Amrek-Doun En (Battambang province)

The project aims to strengthen the legal and constitutional rights of the fisher-folk communities around the Tonle Sap Lake and the Coastal Provinces of Cambodia by improving and diversifying livelihood options and sustainable management of Community Fisheries (CFi). The project will also look to enhance the capacity of these communities as well as improve the recognition of the role of women to integrate a gender perspective.

The project works directly with the fisher-folk, community members, youth groups, women groups, staff of Fisheries Administration and provincial authorities.   

The project has so far produced several key outputs such as the research report Fisheries Reforms And Right-Based Fisheries: Insights From Community Fisheries Across Cambodia.