THE local fisheries department in Mon State plans to produce 1.6 million fingerlings under the government’s 100-day plan, its spokesperson said.
“Thirty per cent of new products will be distributed to local farmers through various canals free of charge and the rest will be sold to local fish breeders at a reasonable price,” said U Than Chaung, director of the department.
At present, over one million marketable fingerlings including sturgeon, a variety of carp, barbus fish, large carp and Tilapia have been bred at the Mon State Fish Breeding Camp (Thaton).
Last year, the fish breeding camp in Thanton Township produced 3.8 million fingerlings and reportedly plans to boost its production this year. The state’s fisheries department is currently implementing a project to construct ponds in cooperation with local farmers.
Thet Oo (Thaton)