Prahok Season: Fish Numbers Are Down But So Are Prices

A man collects fish from the Tonle Sap river in Kandal province to make prahok, December 14, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

It’s Cambodia’s favorite fermented delicacy, adding a kick of umami to many a classic Khmer dish, but this year the number of fish caught in the Tonle Sap has declined, with some blaming the construction of large hydropower dams along the Mekong River, as well as climate change, for the dearth.