An Assessment of the Changing Biological and Social Landscape in the Tonlé Sap Lake Basin

Tuesday, August 19, 2014: 8:20 AM
302A (Centre des congrès de Québec // Québec City Convention Centre)
Thomas Pool , University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Sovan LeK , Labo Evolution & Diversité Biologique, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, Toulouse, France
The Tonle Sap flood-pulse system of Cambodia is one of the largest tropical freshwater fisheries in the world. Recent changes in the Tonle Sap have shifted management responsibility to communities and assigned significant areas to conservation with the intention of maintaining the productivity of the system. Our work seeks to put sound science behind management of those community and co-managed fisheries. We will review the basic structure of our work (i.e. physical, biological, and social components) and the progress we have made during the first year of the program.