Sagaing Region was able to boost the export volume of dried fish to India through Tamu town this year, with an increase of 10 tonnes against that of fiscal year 2015-2016, said an official from the Sagaing Region Fishery Department.
The fishery products flowing into Tamu town were shipped to India under the supervision of the Border Trade Department. Thirty tonnes of dried fish worth Ks28.35million were exported in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, whereas 20 tonnes of dried fish export last year fetched Ks18.90million. There is no export of frozen fish sent from Yangon.
Various freshwater fish comes into Sagaing Region through Yangon, Mandalay, Shwebo and Monywa for drying and processing which are then sent back to Myitkyina, Mandalay, Tamu and Chin State. Last year, a total of 113,945 viss of freshwater fish went into the Sagaing Region market, mainly from Yangon Region.
From 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017, national fish production resulted in 12,623.82 viss of fish from fish farms while 26,908.12 viss were produced from lakes and ponds in Sagaing Region.
Myo Win Tun (Monywa)