Mekong dams will have greatest impact on Cambodia

Mekong Basin hydroelectric development will have the greatest impact on Cambodia, where rural people depend heavily on freshwater fish, especially from Tonle Sap lake. Cambodians are among the world’s highest fish consumers and the proposed dams may reduce the yield of freshwater fish by as much as 42 percent. http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/cambodia-peril-mekong-dams/

A woman sells fish in a Cambodian market. Cambodians rely heavily on fish for their daily protein intake. © Clothilde Le Coz/IRIN

A woman sells fish in a Cambodian market. Cambodians rely heavily on fish for their daily protein intake. © Clothilde Le Coz/IRIN

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