Fisheries Administration (FiA)
Fisheries in Cambodia constitute both an integral part of rural livelihoods and a major contributor to the national economy and food security. Fish provides more than 75 % of the total animal protein intake in people's diets and provide nearly more than 1.5 million full time jobs and involve at least 6 million people in the fishing activities.
The goal of the fisheries sector is to maximize the contribution of fisheries to the achievement of national development objectives, especially those related to improving rural livelihoods of the poor, enhancing food security, the sustainable development and equitable use of the fisheries resource base.
The Royal Government has enabled the community-based development of the fisheries sector by empowering local communities so that farmers can participate directly, actively and equitably in fishery plans, programs and management.
The Royal Government will continue its program of transforming more of the fishing lots where concession contracts have expired into fish sanctuaries, thereby helping increase natural fish stocks and conserving endangered species. The public fishing ground will be expanded and aquaculture will be promoted to respond to the increasing needs for fish as well as to reduce the pressure on fisheries resources. The Fisheries Administration will work with other Ministries, departments and agencies to promote livelihood diversification in support of effective fisheries management.See more