Preliminary bycatch reports from Kep and Kampot, Cambodia, confirm the presence of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and highlight bycatch as a result of illegal, unregulated, and unreported bottom trawling as the most pertinent, perennial threat. Recommendations for conservation action emphasize the importance of a community-based approach, engagement, and education alongside continued extensive research, improved enforcement of current fisheries legislation, potential modification of fishing gear, and the development of Cambodian-led conservation initiatives to promote authentic environmental custodianship.

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