|The Tonle Sap is described by Cambodians as the heart of their culture and national economy. Globally, it is known as the heart of Cambodia’s freshwater fisheries, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and one of the most productive wetland areas in the world. The flooded forests and floodplains that surround the lake provide shelter for fish to breed as well as important feeding areas. According to the Fisheries Administration, fish, the vast majority of which comes from the Tonle Sap, provide over 75% of protein intake in the Cambodian diet.|
|In late June, IUCN met the Balot community protected area (CPA) committee (located in the Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site) to discuss progress with the EU-funded IUCN/FACT project to strengthen community fisheries in three sites in the Tonle Sap. The meeting raised two new challenges: extreme weather and illegal fishing.|
|From 29 May to 3 June, APHR led a delegation of current and former parliamentarians from Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand on fact-finding mission to Cambodia to explore regional approaches to issues surrounding the social, environmental, and human rights impacts of large-scale investments in Southeast Asia.|
|Kampong Chhnang:World Fish Migration Day 2016
Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT) organized "World Fish Migration Day 2016" with The Coalition of Cambodia Fishers (CCF) and Tonle Sap Lake Waterkeeper(TSW). This event held on CFi floating office, Baribour District, Kampong Chhnang Province on May 21, 2016.Funded by CEPF.