69,000 fingerlings released into paddy fields in Kyonpyaw

Officials release fingerlings into the paddy fields to reduce the scarcity of the fish resources Kyonpyaw township in Pathein District on 14 August. photo: nay win myint (Kyonpyaw)
Officials release fingerlings into the paddy fields to reduce the scarcity of the fish resources Kyonpyaw township in Pathein District on 14 August. photo: Nay Win Myint (Kyonpyaw)

About 69,000 fingerlings were reportedly released into the paddy fields to reduce the scarcity of the fish resources and ensure sufficiency of the local consumption. The fingerling releasing ceremony was held in Kyonpyaw township in Pathein District on 14 August. The service was attended by U Aung Soe Moe, the township administrator, the officials and staff from the relevant departments and the officials from social organizations.
At the ceremony, a total of 69,000 fingerlings were released including 19,000 Thai Barbus fingerlings and 50,000 golden fingerlings.
“By releasing the fingerings, we can produce both paddy and fish at the same time. We are releasing about 69,000 fingerlings into 138 acres of paddy fields. Each acre of paddy field will get 500 fingerlings. It is aimed at ensuring the self-sufficiency of the local people. For sufficiency of fisheries resources, the Fisheries Department is releasing the fingerings into the ponds (inns) and creeks annually. The department is also taking legal action against illegal fishing to reduce the scarcity of the fish resources,” said Daw Khin Myo Naing, Head of Township Fisheries Department.
There are about 30 granted inns in Kyonpyaw township, which earned the country K249 million in this fiscal year. —Nay Win Myint (Kyonpyaw)(Translated by Hay Mar)

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