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As Tonle Sap Fish Dwindle, Illegal Catches Persist (Cambodia news in Khmer)


Despite a government cancellation of commercial fishing lot permission across the expansive Tonle Sap lake, fishing communities here say bribery of corrupt local officials have meant the illegal practice is actually increasing. The ban was meant to decrease the rapid overfishing of the lake, a major source of food for much of the country, which has seen its stocks dwindle in recent years. VOA Khmer's Say Mony has the report.

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