Calls for Yangon Govt to Halt Rising Price of Fish and Poultry

Concerns have been raised in parliament over the rising cost of poultry and fish prices at the market. Speaking during a sitting of the Yangon Region parliament on October 12, U Han Htun, Yangon Region minister for agriculture, livestock, forestry and energy, said research was needed to understand the steep increases in market prices for […]

Myanmar fishermen protest Thai hires

The hiring of Thai helmsmen on Myanmar fishing boats has been criticised by the local fishing industry. Two Myanmar companies last year hired Thai captains on the grounds that they were familiar with the use of sonar to find fish. The issue has long been contentious. Faced with opposition by local fishermen, the Ministry of […]

Ocean fisheries to be closed on June 1 for three months

OCEAN fishing will be suspended from June 1 to the end of August to allow depleted fish stocks time to recover, according to a statement from the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development. The suspension had been proposed by U Kin Sein, member of parliament from Tanintharyi Region, in February, and was subsequently approved […]

Fishing industry to cut Thai lines

Thai fishing boats will not be able to trawl Myanmar’s territorial waters from March 2014 when a current agreement expires, a spokesperson for the Myanmar Fisheries Federation said in a meeting last week. The decision follows a workshop held by the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries concerning Thai fishing rights in Nay Pyi Taw last […]