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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 […]

Myanmar Fishery Export Income Set to Double

​​ THOUGH MYANMAR’S fishery export income took a dive for three straight years until 2015, industry players hold high hopes to rebound, given the slight increase last year and the potential continuation of growth this fiscal year ending on March 31. In FY2011-12, Myanmar could generate US$705.9 million (Bt24.7 billion) from fishery exports, after dropping […]

Ocean fisheries to be closed on June 1 for three months

OCEAN fishing will be suspended from June 1 to the end of August to allow depleted fish stocks time to recover, according to a statement from the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development. The suspension had been proposed by U Kin Sein, member of parliament from Tanintharyi Region, in February, and was subsequently approved […]

Myanmar Bans Foreign Fishing Boats From Its Waters

YANGON — Myanmar has banned foreign fishing vessels from its waters as of the beginning of April amid concerns about overfishing, an official from the Myanmar Fishery Federation (MFF) said. “Fish and other marine resources in our waters were declining. So [Myanmar] banned foreign fishing boats from fishing in our waters to prevent that,” said […]