Fish fights over fish rights: managing exit from the fisheries and security implications for Southeast Asia: final case study report

Fishery has long been part of the staple diet of the people in Cambodia. As Cambodia moves to wards a free market economy, the commercial pressure on natural resources has dramatically increased. Privatization of the remaining fishery resources has had a great impact on local livelihoods, leading to an alarming increase in conflict over fisheries. In order to protect people livelihood and natural resources, NGOs, has advocated that government institutions apply more effort to solving fishery problems. The objectives of the study is to 1) to develop broad framework for addressing approach for reducing over capacity in Southeast Asia and 2) to examine where fisheries conflicts may arise and provide plans to ameliorate these conflicts and its role in reduction conflicts and enhancing national/regional security.


Seng, K., Song, S.L., Navy, H., Leang, S. (2004)
The WorldFish Center. Penang. 78 p.