Fish in Cambodia
Fish is a key component of the Cambodian diet. It is heavily relied upon to provide protein in an otherwise nutrient poor diet, additionally fish provides the majority of dietary calcium from the bones. Much of the fish is caught in Tonle Sap lake and a large portion of that is traded and processed by people living in silt housing. Many fish are smoked, sundried, or turned into fish paste to increase longevity of the products through the times when fishing is banned or fishstocks are low.