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On Tonle Sap, Collusion, Corruption Mean Illegal Fishing

Members of a fishing community in Battambang province say overfishing has increased in recent years, fueled in part by collusion between criminals and the authorities responsible for protecting them. Cambodia is facing a growing crisis from overfishing, as major fish stocks in the Tonle Sap lake are being depleted, diminishing a major source of protein for millions of people. In Kantrai village, Battambang province, fisherman Lorn Rim said the are “no fish now.” (Say Mony, Phnom Penh)