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Institutional and policy issues in the management of fisheries and coastal resources in Cambodia
- This chapter raised several important issues on the legal, institutional and policy frameworks coastal resources and environmental management in the country. It shows that a top down approach is still the predominant mode ofmanaging natural resources in the country. The paper also identified important in policy, legal institutional aspects and natural resource management. Available policies on natural resources management in Cambodia are too broad or too "demanding" in relation to available financial resources. There is also no specific coastal zone policy. Themain constraints to the protection, conservation and management of coastal and environmental resources are thelack of implementation of policies and the unclear responsibilities among local authorities on how these policies are to be implemented.
O' Callaghan, B.