Fish of Cambodia
Fish are such an integral part of Cambodia that it’s difficult to imagine life in this country without them. The Tonle Sap--South-East Asia’s largest lake--alone, boasts an incredible 200-plus different species. And judging from the local markets, all are exploited for food, in some way or other. Incessant fishing has, however, seriously depleted the fresh-water stocks that Cambodians have depended on for centuries. Fishermen and women alone are not to blame; farmers, dam-builders, politicians, law-makers, and law-breakers share responsibility for a situation not unlike that of a ticking time-bomb, with ecological and economical repercussions that could prove devastating, if left unchecked.
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