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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 […]

Myanmar raises efforts to export fishery products

Two fish processing plants — TT Cold Store Factory and A&N Foods (Myanmar) Co. Ltd — have been granted permits to export fish caught in the wild to the European Union, according to a report by state media. The Fisheries Department, under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation, is working with the fish processors […]

Fisheries sector not developing due to no funding

Investments in Myanmar’s fisheries sector are almost all from the private sector and it is time to consider more help from the government for the sake of improving domestic food security and generating more revenue from exports says U Win Kyaing, general secretary of the Myanmar Fisheries Federation. The lack of financing is one of […]

Yangon Marine Breeding Zones in the Pipeline

The plan is to establish three breeding zones on 10,000 acres of land in Yangon Region to produce fishery products, according to U Hnin Oo, vice chair of Myanmar Fisheries Federation. “After consultations with the regional government, we have roughly planned to create breeding zones. There are many steps to be taken after ground inspection,” […]

Mandalay to Auction off Fishing Lakes

​​ Mandalay is putting some 170 fishing lakes in the region under the hammer this coming budget year, according to the Fisheries Department. Head of department U Hla Win said the auction, either in April or May, would be conducted transparently when the new budget year starts, to prevent problems. He said previous auctions had […]