In continuing with our series, the second part of Life On The Tonle Sap introduces you to people from the Peam Bang Commune who have chosen fishing (and other related activities) over customary livelihoods to sustain themselves.
Many of the communities around the Tonle Sap are reliant on fishing and determined that this will see them through while others have made the choice to migrate to land. Still, there are those who foresee the inevitable and have taken to changing their situation against all odds. These are their stories.
The importance of the role of women in fishing communities and fisheries management is a key factor that has not been documented enough. In both conservation efforts and in the negotiating and educating of illegal fishers, their efforts have been exceptional proving that for the success of Community Fisheries in Cambodia, the role of the women cannot be disregarded.