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Examining Adaptations to Changing Fish Populations of Tonlé Sap Lake in Cambodia: A Case Study of Pursat Province, Cambodia

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dc.contributor.advisor Fraser, Evan
dc.contributor.author Bond, Natachia
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-09T14:54:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-09T14:54:57Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-09
dc.date.created 2015-08-19
dc.date.issued 2015-09-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9186
dc.description.abstract Cambodia is a poverty-stricken country whose rural residents rely heavily on natural resources from Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, the Tonlé Sap. Some experts are concerned anthropogenic and climate changes threaten this resource. The purpose of this research is to explore livelihoods and the extent to which fishers perceive their livelihoods to be changing in order to better understand strategies for managing the Tonlé Sap. This research is based on a household survey (N=181) in Pursat Province, a fishery dependent province on the southwest shore of the lake, to understand: 1) current livelihood strategies; 2) household demographics; and 3) how fishers perceive changes to fish populations. The results suggest: 1) there is a broad perception that fish catches have remained stable but that there has been a decrease in fish size and species diversity; and 2) most fishing households are resistant to change their livelihood strategies and “locked” into fishing. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Cambodia en_US
dc.subject Pursat Province en_US
dc.subject Livelihoods en_US
dc.subject Adaptability en_US
dc.subject Indiscriminate Fishing en_US
dc.subject Tonle Sap en_US
dc.subject Mekong en_US
dc.subject Fish en_US
dc.title Examining Adaptations to Changing Fish Populations of Tonlé Sap Lake in Cambodia: A Case Study of Pursat Province, Cambodia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Geography en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Geography en_US
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