Thailand demands catch certificates from Myanmar fishermen

Thai traders have started asking Myanmar’s fishermen to provide catch certificates as the European Union tightens oversight of Thailand’s troubled fishing industry. The EU now requires Thailand – a major global supplier of seafood – to prove where its fish have been caught when exporting internationally, said industry insiders, after a number of serious abuses […]

Myeik island developer runs into Japanese pearl farm

A local developer’s plans to build an island resort in the Myeik Archipelago have been blown out of the water by the Myanmar subsidiary of Japanese pearl giant Tasaki, which claims the project would impact its farming area. Myeik Public Corporation has been trying for the past two years to secure Myanmar Investment Commission approval […]

Windfall for Tanintharyi fishermen

Since the end of last year, the price of diesel has halved from K200,000 a barrel to around K100,000 today – a major boon for fishermen who can now afford to fish longer hours. “The price has dropped by close to half, so we can double our fishing time,” said U Thet Soe, secretary general […]