Tonle Sap: Fisheries Management Case Study

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Abstract

The Tonle Sap Great Lake and floodplain is characterized by high fishery and agricultural productivity. The Great Lake covers an area of 250,000–300,000 ha in the dry season and 1.0–1.3 million ha in the wet season. The Tonle Sap Lake is considered the “heart” of the Mekong River Basin, helping to pulse the flood waters in and out during the high and low flood seasons, and saving large areas in the Mekong Region from flooding and drought. The inflow and outflow of the water between the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap Lake enriches catchment biodiversity and fisheries, the lake itself also an important location for biodiversity and fish. The Tonle Sap Great Lake is connected to the Mekong River through the 100-km long Tonle Sap River, close to 60 % of its water originating from the Mekong with the rest coming from local tributaries and rainfall over the lake.

Keywords

Fishery Management Flood Management Asian Development Bank Illegal Fishing Mekong River Commission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CGIARPenangMalaysia

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