Case Study Vol.1 No.5 June 2010: Beyond Survival: Engaging communities on coastal and marine management in Stung Hav. Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
It was a quest to protect the rights of small-scale fishers, a means of survival. Then a property rights and land issue. A project first intended to protect resources and keep land grabbers at bay but has rippled into several activities, which have socioeconomic and environmental consequences. It is the story of a communityâs continuing attempt to improve peopleâs lives. It is a story of what could be their lasting legacy. Stung Hav is one of the rural districts in Kampong Som â now Preah Sihanouk â on the northwestern coast of Cambodia. What used to be a quiet fishing district is now fast becoming a busy economic zone, a welcome development for many local businessmen and communities but a source of wariness and confl ict among ordinary fishers.
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