In November 2016, with support from ICCO Cooperation, Morodok began a new 3-year Fisheries Project, aimed at helping fishing families in 5 communes surrounding Kompong Som Bay to have increased incomes through sustainable fishing practices, access to finance, and improved marketing techniques. The 5 communes are: Chikhor Krom, Chrouy Svay, Andoug Tek, Thmor Sar, and Tumnop Rolok.
The project has three objectives:
- Fishery resources are effectively managed by the community fisheries in a sustainable way.
- Community Revolving Fund (CRF) committees are effectively managing loan and saving businesses in a profitable, scalable, and sustainable way, thus improving the access of fishing families to sustainable financial services.
- Fishing families have increased income through “value addition” and better access to markets.
Under this project, Morodok is receiving technical support from Rural Entrepreneurship & Market Inclusion in Cambodia (REMIC), in order to help improve the community’s fishery food processing techniques and their access to markets for their products.