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Window to Install Mandatory System on Fishing Boats Extended

The government had provided a two-month grace period from September 1 to October 30, to install the equipment, and is now extending the period to the end of November. VMS equipment is used in commercial fishing to allow regulatory organisations to track and monitor the activities of fishing vessels. “As the equipment has to be […]

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 […]

Fish export to China still poses challenges: MFF

With only one of the two species of Myanmar striped catfish registered for export to China, the Myanmar Fisheries Federation is seeking permission for legal export of the second species to help exporters. Traditionally, Myanmar fish farms have bred two species of striped catfish, namely Pangasius Bocourtic and Pangasius Hypopthalmus, for export. Currently, Myanmar is […]

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 […]

MFF official highlights govt cooperation for fishery development in China-Myanmar corridor

The government and private sector need to cooperate to enable Myanmar’s fishery sector to acceess opportunities in China-Myanmar economic corridor project, said Win Kyaing, general secretary of Myanmar Fisheries Federation (MFF). “In the fishery sector, it is no longer possible to extend catching fish naturally. But we can extend fish farming. We will try for […]

Yangon chief ministers lay outs plan to improve fish farming

The government will cooperate with Myanmar Fisheries Federation (MFF) in reforming the current fish farming system in fishery sector, said Yangon Region chief minister Phyo Min Thein. He blamed little profit for results from conventional farming and called for better services in transporting fishery products through cold storage factories. The chief minister said the government […]

New technologies needed as prawn, shrimp exports dwindle

Myanmar shrimp and prawn exporters are facing a growing shortage of supplies due to the erosion of their natural habitats and unsuccessful breeding techniques, according to a report analysing exports to Japan supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). A lack of preservation of fishery resources in Myanmar has led to a decline in […]

Calls for Yangon Govt to Halt Rising Price of Fish and Poultry

Concerns have been raised in parliament over the rising cost of poultry and fish prices at the market. Speaking during a sitting of the Yangon Region parliament on October 12, U Han Htun, Yangon Region minister for agriculture, livestock, forestry and energy, said research was needed to understand the steep increases in market prices for […]

Influx of illicit Thai carp takes a bite out of Myanmar’s fishing industry

Yangon, June 29 – the influx of illicit carp into Myanmar from neighbouring Thailand is hurting domestic fish farming enterprises, according to the Myanmar Fisheries Federation (MFF). Approximately 6,000 viss (9,780 kgs) of carp arrives at Yangon’s central fish market everyday through unofficial channels via the Myanmar – Thai border town of Myawady. “We’ve been […]

Sturgeons to be exported to Asia, EU markets

STURGEON breeding in Myanmar will be expanded by over 50 per cent of its current capacity with a view to export sturgeons to Asian and European markets, said U Han Tun, the executive vice president of the Myanmar Fisheries Federation (MFF). Sturgeons are receiving higher demand from European and Asian countries. Sturgeons must mature for […]