WOMEN’S GROUP ACTIVITY IN PRODUCTION OF MUSHROOM – Community Fisheries Prey Nup II Sihanoukville, Cambodia
One of the project objectives under ICRM-SV is "alleviation of poverty in the fishing community” and in order to pursue such objective, a local business venture was developed and deployed by the project. This approach was particularly intended to improve the livelihood in fishing communities by increasing incomes and providing new job opportunities for those who are not engaged full time in fisheries. At the same time, it was also intended to assess the supplemental effects of the realization of community-based fishery resources management by encouraging group working spirit among the stakeholders. In addition, this approach is envisioned to help in the long run the fishing communities that are under pressure due to over-exploitation of the coastal fishery resources and/or over-capitalization of fishing efforts. Thus, the approach was ultimately aimed at improving such adverse situations to the optimum level.