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June 06, 2018

Dried fish market cools due to lower demand

Women are pictured as they sell dried fish at a market in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Photo: Reuters

The local dried fish market remains cool because of lower demand from regions and scarcity of the fish, according to a report in the Myawady Daily yesterday.
“This is rainy season, and we are facing difficulty to dry the fish”, said U Soe Win, the owner of Nadi Ayeya, a brokerage at the Bayintnaung wholesale market.
Currently, a few varieties of dried fish (yellow pike conger, bombay duck and false trevally) enter the Mawlamyine and Pyapon township. The dried fish from Sittway will enter the market in October and November.
“The price of dried fish will increase when dried fish enters the market from Sittway”, said U Soe Win.
Currently, manta rays are selling for Ks8,000 per viss, while false trevally costs between Ks3,000 and Ks3,200 per viss. Yellow pike conger costs between Ks4,000 and Ks4,500 per viss.



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