- Published: Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:25
There is a saying in Khmer, “mien tuk, mien trey”, which translates as “where there is water, there is fish”. Suffice to say, Cambodia has a lot of water. There is first of all the extensive river system, including the legendary Mekong, criss-crossing the country nourishing everything in its path. And then at the heart of it all, there is the Tonle Sap lake, a vast waterway whose unique “pulse” makes it the most productive inland fishery in the world, accounting for one quarter of the world’s global freshwater catch and feeding tens of millions of people.