Fishermen to Receive Training in Conservation, Technology in Japan

​​

A group of Myanmar fishermen will be sent to Japan to receive training in new technologies and marine conservation as a part of a government pilot pro­ject, the Myanmar Fisher­ies Federation (MFF) has said.

“We plan on sending a batch of fishermen to Ja­pan. After coming back from training, they will share their technological know how and experienc­es to their colleagues in the Myanmar fishing industry,” said U Win Kya­ing, secretary of the MFF.

Reports on the wide­spread environmental damage to Myanmar’s marine ecosystems brought about by over­fishing and dynamite fish­ing have prompted calls for reform within the in­dustry.

Through their training in Japanese technology, the fishermen will learn how to conserve natural resources, said U Win Kyaing.

“Myanmar fishing prac­tices such as trailing nets on the ocean floor de­stroys the natural fishing resources,” said Daw Toe Nandar Tin, vice-chair­woman of MFF.

“Japan doesn’t use these destructive practices in their fishing industry.”

The training program is a joint undertaking between Japan’s Fish­ing Cooperation and the MFF, with 20 fishermen from Myanmar’s coastal regions being sent as part of the first round of train­ing.

The fishermen will un­dergo 14 months of train­ing, comprised of two months of classroom time and one year’s practical training, afterwards they will have to work for two years in Japanese fishing businesses, according to U Win Kyaing.

The training program marks the first time My­anmar fishermen will re­ceive training from Japan, while training between Japan and regional neigh­bours Indonesia and Viet­nam is already underway, according to the MFF

 

Source: Myanmar Business Today

 

NB: The best way to find information on this website is to key in your search terms into the Search Box in the top right corner of this web page. E.g. of search terms would be “property research report”, ”condominium law”, “Puma Energy”, “MOGE”, “yangon new town”,”MECTEL”, “hydropower”, etc.

 Opportunities from COVID19

.

Looking for foreign investors to invest in your business in Myanmar