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Case study - Introducing a more stable 12-meter wooden fishing vessel in Cambodia






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    Case study: Introducing a more stable 12-meter wooden fishing vessel in Cambodia
    Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia.
    2013
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    This case study presents an overview of the context, details the RFLP intervention, gives the results, implementation problems, and recommendations and key lessons learned when RFLP supported the introduction of a more stable design of wooden fishing boat in Cambodia
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    Making a difference - stories of change from RFLP 2013
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    Life can be hard for those living in small-scale fishing communities.   For many, existence is truly ‘life on the edge’. Settlements are often remote, with poor access and few services. Over exploitation of marine resources leads to falling catches and declining incomes. As if this wasn’t enough, fishing remains the world’s most dangerous occupation with many thousands of fishers dying every year and their families often cast into poverty.   It is within this context that the Regiol Fisheries Li velihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) sought to reduce the vulnerability of small-scale fishing communities in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam.   At the heart of RFLP’s actions were capacity building activities. We trained fishers, their wives and government staff at a variety of levels. Ranging from how to better patrol community fishing grounds and use life jackets, to how to make a better tasting fish balls or sew a pair of ladies un derwear the variety of activities supported by RFLP was considerable. Yet all had a common thread: delivering tangible benefits to participants and practical skills for them to both enhance their livelihoods and more effectively mage marine resources.   During the lifetime of the programme RFLP staff made a concerted effort to document the results of these activities as part of ongoing monitoring and evaluation efforts. This publication features a selection of change stories illustrating some of the impacts of RFLP. While the subject areas may differ what remains constant is the undoubted motivation and commitment of those featured to put what they have learned into practice.   These are some of the faces and stories of those who have worked with and benefitted from RFLP. They are testimony to how Spanish aid, combined with FAO expertise, as well as tiol counterpart and community commitment has made a very real difference to the lives of many. 
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    A step-by-step guide to building a traditional double-ended timber fishing craft of Khmer (Cambodian) design 2013
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    In the developing world, accidents and deaths are frequent in small-scale fishing operations. Traditional boats are often non-motorized and ill-equipped for navigation, communication and safety. In addition, the design and construction of the vessels can contribute to accidents and loss of life at sea. Poor construction methods and the instability of traditional wooden boats are major safety risks for small-scale fishers. A key challenge is how to improve the design of these small craft in a cos t effective manner. This publication provides an illustrated guide to the step-by-step processes involved in constructing a safer design of fishing boat for Cambodian boat builders. Though this work took place in Cambodia, the skills and steps involved are widely relevant to those involved in traditional boat building.

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