December 18, 2016

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Fish farming survey to be conducted in Yangon and Ayeyawady

Workers use a fishing net during harvesting at a fish farm in Htantapin township, outside Yangon on 18 February 2016.
Workers use a fishing net during harvesting at a fish farm in Htantapin township, outside Yangon on 18 February 2016.

A FISH farming survey will be conducted in Yangon and Ayeyawady regions this year, according to the Myanmar Fishery Federation (MFF).
We will organise young locals to join awareness courses to conduct surveys. Surveys will start to be conducted in the last week of May, said U Win Kyaing, the general secretary of MFF.
The survey will be funded by USAID and LIFT.  A socio-economic consultant council organised by the President’s office conducted field trips with 250 people for fish farming in Myanmar in cooperation with an American university.
“We have studied how changes effect the Myanmar fishery value chain and national food security  in areas, starting from fish farming, to the export market,” said U Naung Lat, a fish and prawn entrepreneur.
There are over 200,000 fish lakes throughout the country, with the total of over 800 fish lakes in Taikkyi and Okkan townships.

 

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