Thirty-four kinds of aquatic products granted duty free for export

Thirty-four kinds of aquatic products have been granted duty-free status to be exported to America by the Ministry of Commerce, according to a report in the Myawady Daily. Fish and shrimp are the most exported among aquatic products. The merchants need to be careful of the product quality, need to mention the proportion of ingredients […]

Planning an MPA system in Myanmar: Interview with Phil Dearden

The Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar officially emerged from military rule and geopolitical isolation in 2011. A civilian government now holds power, and the nation — home to more than 100 ethnic groups — is reopening itself to the world. Part of this reopening is in the realm of marine conservation: the government is partnering […]

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 […]

Export value via border trade camp reaches US$ 0.492 million within more than two weeks

The export value to Bandaladesh through the Maungtaw border trade camp, which was opened on 24th December after shutting down following violent attacks in November and October, has reached a volume worth US$ 0.492 million in the first 17 days of January. The camp saw exports resume on 1 January with a flow of fishery […]

Fish farming in Maungtaw District to be expanded

About 200,000 of fingerlings have been distributed to farmers in Buthidaung and Maungtaw township in the 2016-2017 fiscal year as it expands two aquaculture farms in two townships, according to the Maungtaw District Fisheries Department. When the first hatchery in Buthidaung was opened in 2013- 2014 and in Maungtaw in 2015- 2016, there were about […]

Beyond Ranong, southern fishers struggle to find markets

Myanmar labourers are already at work, hauling baskets laden with fish and bargaining over prices, before the sun is up. They work at the Ranong fish markets, the centre of southern Myanmar’s fishery trade. It is where heavily laden Myanmar fishing boats come to sell their catch, where humming processing factories prepare fish for export, […]

Illicit Fish and Meat Flooding over Thai Border

Fish, prawns and chicken meat are being smuggled over the border in shipping containers from Thailand, according to a letter of complaint from the Kayin State Fisheries Association to the Myanmar Livestock Federation (MLF). “Prices of chicken and fish are high in Myanmar but prices outside of the country are low. There are containers coming […]

Flying fish and the land of the rising sun

The possibility of fish products travelling to Japan on All Nippon Airline (ANA) flights is being discussed by fisheries associations, though shipping costs are the largest stumbling block, say officials. Flying the fish exports would mean higher prices in Japan, where the catch would be fresher than current exports which are refrigerated and sent by […]

Fish Food Prices Increase as China Imports More Raw Materials

The local Fish Food Producers Association announced that it has decided to import food for fish and prawn rather than manufacturing locally, responding to a hike in local prices. Increasing demand for fish food raw materials from China has driven up the price of fish food over the past year. In June 2013, the price […]

Gov’t to Offer Up to $5k to Fish Breeders; Eyes the Elusive $700m from Exports

The government will offer loans of up to K5 million ($5,000) to breeders interested in entering the aquaculture industry in a bid to counteract the sliding domestic fishing industry and collapse in catch-sizes due to over fishing. The loan can now be used to offset prohibitive costs of brick or soil for fish tanks, which […]