HISLA fish and rohu are being exported to Bangladesh via the Maung Taw trade point to meet the growing demand in Bangladesh for Myanmar fish, according to the Kyimyindine Sanpya fish market.
Hilsa fish and rohu are sent from Yangon market to the Maung Taw border trade camp before being exported to Bangladesh. Fish merchants from border areas initially exported 33 tonnes of hilsa fish and 18 tonnes of rohu to Bangladesh. Recently, however, exports have reached an average of 100 containers of fish per day that need to be exported to Bangladesh to meet market demand.
The Maung Taw border trade camp is reported to see less exporting and importing overall when compared to other border trade camps. The export of hilsa and rohu via the Maung Taw border trade camp has raised around US$80,000 from the beginning of April to the end of the May.