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Farmed fish prices rise on lower production, higher feed costs

The inability to meet domestic demand for fish and a curb by fish farms on breeding has caused the price of farmed fish to rise, says Myanmar Fisheries Federation General Secretary U Win Kyaing. The drop in overall fish stocks to satisfy local demand has been made worse by the non-availability of wild-caught fish from […]

Myanmar to export farmed fisheries to EU from May onwards

Myanmar will be able to export farmed marine products to the European Union (EU) starting from May 1, said U Thet Naing, deputy director of the Quality Control and Research Division of Fisheries Department. Up until recently, the EU had only permitted imports of fish caught in the wild. From next week onwards, this will […]

Fish farms explore new breeding options on rising costs

Local fish farms are in a bind. Not only are fish feed prices on the rise, export demand from Saudi Arabia, the largest buyer of Myanmar-produced fishery products, has fallen dramatically. As a result, fish farmers have been forced to change tact. Now, they are breeding fish to meet demand from China and improvising to […]

Fish farms face reform

The techniques used by fish farms will be modified to make them more market competitive, said Dr Toe Nandar Tin, treasurer of the Myanmar Fishery Products Processor and Exporters Association. “We used to breed fish with long life spans. But now we consider farming those with shorter lives. Sea bass and tilapia have rising market […]