Eel traders dealing with security issues

Myanmar’s eel traders continue to send shipments to China despite ongoing safety issues due to clashes between the Tatmadaw and armed ethnic groups in northern Shan State, especially around Kutkai township. Kutkai is located along a major route to China used by eel traders. Last month, the trade was halted for about 15 days after […]

Eel cultivation experiment to sell larvae in February

The traditional catching of eels in Myanmar has resulted in a decline in the eel population, so eel hatcheries will be experimenting to locally produce the larvae of eels in Feb 2017, according to eel cultivators. The eel market will flourish if eels can be locally cultivated, making for a profitable venture considering the high […]

Myanmar-Japan venture to farm eels for export

Myanmar is set to increase its exports of farmed eels to Japan, the world’s biggest consumer of the fish, under a joint venture between companies from the two countries. Under an agreement between Myanmar’s Anawa Devi Fishing & General Trading Co-op Ltd and Daiichi Koutsu Sangyo Co, a major Japanese taxi operator which has diversified […]