Why can’t Myanmar freshwater prawns be exported aboard?

IN years past, large Myanmar freshwater prawns were exported aboard, but the current states of affairs see these prawns solely traded within the country. It is partly to do with a lower price offered by foreign countries, paying just K16,000 per viss (1.6kg) of large freshwater prawns, compared with the domestic market whereby the same […]

The export market potential for Myanmar’s seafood bounty

A leading player in Myanmar’s seafood sector tells Mizzima Business Weekly he’s optimistic about the industry’s export potential if constraints can be overcome. Few countries can boast crab so plentiful that it is sold as a cheap street food snack. But despite Myanmar’s abundance of seafood, in terms of availability and comparable affordability, the sector […]