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October 18, 2018

2,600 million viss of fish, prawns produced this quarter

Merchants check fishes at Sanpya fish market in Yangon, early moring on 7 January, 2017.

The private sector was able to produce a total of 2,609 million viss of fish and prawns in the third quarter of this fiscal year.
Meanwhile, the Fisheries Department could produce 552 million fish larvae, with 461 million fish larvae sold and 91 million larvae put into rivers and creeks, it is learnt.
Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, delivered a speech at a 3rd coordination meeting held on 30th January by the Fisheries Department during which he said he wished to boost production to meet demand, provide technical assistance in the safe food production chain and get wider access to more markets so as to effectuate the economic development of the agro industry and enhance the socio-economic status of the rural people.
“All the stakeholders in the supply chain are required to improve agricultural production, in accordance with the policy, in order to keep up with international countries in the highly competitive market. In addition, civil staff are also needed to exert the efforts to become skilled and competent ones,” said Dr. Aung Thu.
Afterwards, the director-general of the Fisheries Department explained the activities accomplished during the third quarter of this fiscal year and.


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