Fisheries conservation areas

The dataset provides information of fish sanctuary, community fishery and flooded forest in Cambodia up to 2019. Geographic data is encoded in the WGS 84 zone 48 coordinate reference system.

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Dataset topic category Agriculture and fishing
  • English
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Dataset reference date July 7, 2016
Temporal extent's start date March 1, 2011
Temporal extent's end date January 31, 2016
  • Cambodia
West bounding coordinates 102.93719097264034
East bounding coordinates 107.38023766930431
South bounding coordinates 10.525940997222595
North bounding coordinates 14.086485565903262
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 / UTM zone 48N (EPSG:32648)
Positional Accuracy There are no known issues with accuracy.
Logical Consistency According to a recent report​ from Khmer times news, date: 28th Sep 2020. Cambodia has 516 fishing communities, of which 475 are freshwater and 41 marine, 677 fisheries conservation areas, 895 community ponds, and 309 fish hatcheries, of which 269 are owned by farmers, with a total of 46,000 aquafarmers.
Completeness This dataset contains all of the data that is currently available to Open Development Cambodia (ODC) and is not exhaustive. While ODC takes every effort to ensure that both spatial and non-spatial data are accurate and up to date, some information of the community fisheries may have changed since the dataset and map were published. Moreover, additional community fisheries, which are not yet included here, may have been approved and established.
Process Step Available data was collected from many sources by ODC’s mappers such as the royal gazette of Cambodia's government, government website and reports of the governmental ministries in hard and soft copies of pdf format.The data in pdf format was then transformed into shapefile format. When the map is not available in the sources, the data is digitized by based on the location stated in the source. The data in shapefile format was finally exported to CSV, KMZ, and GEOJSON files.
Lineage Prakas No.628 on 26.12. 2011 Prakas No.123 on14.03.2011 Prakas No.197 on 29.08.2011 Prakas No.03 on 06.01.2016 Prakas No197 on29.08.2011 Prakas No.400 on 16.09.2019 Report on Marine Resources and Habitats Marine Conservation Cambodia and National Report on Protected Areas and Development
Responsible party Office of the Council of Ministers (OCM), General Department of Royal Gazettes Address: OCM, Friendship Building, 41 Russian Federation Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Contact: Phone/Fax: (855) 23 212 490, E-Mail:, Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Website: Address: 200, Norodom Boulevard Telephone: 023 211 351 Email: Marine Conservation Cambodia Address: Koh Rong Samloem Village, Koh Rong Samloem Mittapheap District, Sihanoukville province, Camobidia Email:
Metadata creator information Metadata last updated on 2019-09-20. For inquiries, contact: Open Development Cambodia (ODC). Email: Address. Nº 43, Street 208, Sangkat Boeng Raing, Khan Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Attributes name: name ;size_ha: size of community in hectares;province: province name;district: district name;commune: commune name;type_area: type of that area;categor_en: category in English;issuedate: issue date of community ;reference: reference documents;last_update: date of update;language: language
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Copyright Yes
Version 1.0
Date uploaded July 7, 2016, 08:00 (UTC)
Date modified January 6, 2021, 04:53 (UTC)