“As the commune councillor, I am glad and so proud to have the community fish refuge (CFR) in our commune which is supported by USAID, WorldFish and VSG. And I am happy to work and support the committees implementing their action plan. Furthermore, to see the commitment of the committees to work as volunteer to serve and protect the natural resources in their village, we have supported implementing the proposed the community development activities in commune investment plan (CIP)” said Mr. Chhoeum Chhean, the commune councillor of Chheuteal commune. Mr. Chhon Chheap, the CFR committee chief expressed that the project has supported us many things including knowledge of rice field fishery management, CFR management plan development, resources of cash and kind mobilization. From the capacity development, we could get more support from the private sector in cash to buy communication radios (Icoms), building guardhouse and from the commune fund to organize Fish Day at our community. As a result from the commune supported, 14,000 fingerling (silver barb, catfish and climbing perch) were released in CFR ponds and 40 of flooded trees (Reang) planted around CFR banks and the contribution for building a guardhouse were implemented. 842.50$ was contributed from the private sector, villagers, from commune councillors and other contributors.
Raised: $0 /$2,000