Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT)
The Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT) is a coalition of local and international NGOs, established in 2000, that focus on environmental issues around the Tonle Sap Lake and in particular monitor the fisheries sector.
FACT works closely with fishing dependent communities around Tonle Sap Lake, in Cambodia’s upper and lower Mekong regions, and the coastal provinces supporting them in building their organizations and networks
so that they can advocate effectively for themselves on issues that affect them.
FACT also advocates to decision makers to explore alternatives for fishing communities in order to improve their livelihoods.FACT is presently implementing four programs, with an underlying emphasis on human rights, sustainable livelihoods, education, and awareness raising.
FACT also involves in gathering information on fisheries issues, collecting facts and opinions, analyzing and distributing it to governmental line agencies, donors, and other relevant people, as a mean of advocating them for the supports of fishing communities. Furthermore, FACT facilitates dialogues between NGOs, CCFs and other relevant stakeholders (local authorities, specialized institutions etc.) to debate, discuss and find solutions on fisheries issues and conflicts.