Fish is an important food for Cambodian people since the ancient time. Cambodia is known as one of the largest fish producers in the world, especially with regard to fresh water fish grown in rivers, ponds and lakes. Today, the size of fish production has declined due to the increasing number of fishermen in recent years. Many larger fish species have declined while at the same time the smaller fish species dominate the catch. It is the objective of setting up aquaculture systems in Cambodia to refill this gap to have a sustainable fish supply. Currently, in Takeo province there are 17 fish farms that have been created under the assistance of the Ministry of Agriculture Fishery and Forestry. Fish farm owners have formed a fish farmer community in order to facilitate the support from developing partners.
- Aquaculture production: 800 tons in 2005, 950 tons in 2006, 1,000 tons in 2007
- Market: Domestic market
Fish Farm, Som Hak: Trapaing Kabass village, Taphem commune, Traimkak district, Takeo, Tel.: 012 58 30 15/ 016 58 30 15