The community marine patrols continue daily both during the day and at night, we have not had time to upload and update this section of the website as there are many many photo's of the activities the community patrols deal with, the best thing to say is that they are working, this year we have seen a huge increase in underwater visibility at times 20m+ this is largely due to the decrease in bottom trawling activities, the marine surveys are seeing an increase in both variety of species and size, with the best results being shown in the sightings of some of Cambodia's most endangered species such as Bumphead Parrotfish and Humphead Wrasse. We have also seen an increase in sightings of marine mammals such as dolphins of which two different species have been spotted entering the conservation area over the past few months.
For anyone interested we have photographic records of all patrols from 2008-2012, over 4000+ photos of everything from illegal coral and invertebrate collection, dynamite and cyanide fishing to inshore trawling. Though happy to say that this year has seen the least incidents of illegal activity.
Hopefully sometime soon we can upload this last years patrol photo's along with all the info on the 2012 patrols.