English Downloads


COFAD: Short Company Profile 2014

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THAY Somony / Ulrich W. Schmidt:
Aquatic Resources Management - The Tonle Sap Great Lake, Cambodia


Paper presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Aquatic Resources are more than Managing Fish: The Eco-System Approach in Inland Fisheries and the Role of intra-country Linkages

January 12-16, 2004, Penang, Malaysia


The paper briefly describes the physical features of the Tonle Sap Great Lake (TSGL) ecosystem and it’s setting within the Mekong River Basin, and, as the most important inland fishery, it’s pivotal role for the national economy, food balance, and rural livelihoods.

The history of management is traced, and present problems and issues are discussed in the context of dramatic change of tenure, which followed Government decision, in 2000, to release some 56% of formerly limited access fishing grounds into open access, to be, ultimately, managed by fishing communities.



THAY Somony, Community Fisheries Development Office, Department of Fisheries, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Ulrich Schmidt, Socio-economist/ Development Policy Advisor, COFAD GmbH



GTZ: Back to Basics

GTZ: Back to Basics


"Back to Basics: Traditional Inland Fisheries Management and Enhancement Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and their Potential for Development" - written by COFAD on behalf of GTZ. Download (PDF, 1.5 MB).


FAO: Small ponds make a big difference

FAO: Small ponds make a big difference


The FAO publication "Small ponds make a big difference - Integrating fish with crop and livestock farming" which was produced with the assistance of COFAD is available online and for download (PDF, 1.7 MB) on FAO's Internet server.


German Downloads


Leistungsprofil Schutz und Bewirtschaftung aquatischer Lebensräume (German, PDF, ca. 358 KB; includes description of two projects in Germany and Syria).