About 300,000 visses of fish products circulated in Shwe Padauk Fish Market

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The Shwe Padauk Fish Market is in action. It was established in 2014, with a small number of stalls.  Photo : Ka Nu

The average daily sales volume of saltwater and freshwater fishery products is estimated at 300,000 visses (a viss equals 1.6 kilogrammes) at the Shwe Padauk Fish Market, Hline Township in Yangon Region.
Tracking the gain in international crude oil prices, fuel oil prices are bullish in the domestic market. Yangon, being a commercial hub, sees daily trade flows.
The saltwater fishery products that primarily came from Ayeyawady Region, Rakhine State, Mon State, Taninthayi Region and coastal areas are supplied to the Sanpya and Shwe Padauk fish markets with the use of vehicles and vessels. Moreover, freshwater fish and prawns from Ayeyawady, Bago and Yangon regions are flowing into the markets daily. Over 200,000 visses of freshwater fishery products such as rohu, mrigal fish, hilsa, big head carp, great white sheatfish, giant sea perch, whisker sheatfish, catfish, tilapia, striped catfish, striped snakehead, prawn, shrimp and others, and 14,000 visses of seafood enter the market every day, circulating about 300,000 visses of fishery products per day.
“There is no market holiday. The market serves as a distribution hub of fishery products across the country. Although COVID-19 second wave negatively battered the sales yet, nearly 300,000 visses of fishery products are daily traded for now. Nevertheless, transport costs can slightly rise following the high fuel oil price. The fish products are delivered up to the cross-border posts – the Sino-Myanmar border Muse and Myanmar-India border Tamu,” said U Wai Lin, assistant director of the Shwe Padauk fish market and Thiri Mingala market.
The Shwe Padauk Fish Market was established in 2014, with a small number of stalls. Kyimyindine Fish Market was bustling then. The vendors from the Kyimyindine market moved to the Shwe Padauk market during the pandemic. The number of vendors has been steadily growing in Shwe Padauk Fish Market since 2019 and it has become the leading wholesale distribution market for seafood.
The market has 444 shops, over 266 stalls for vendors. The aquatic products are daily delivered to the mountain regions, border areas and upper Myanmar regions.
It was developed on 8.122 acres of land. Over 200 trucks loaded with fishery products daily enter the market. It employs over 90,000 workers. It is available between 4 am and 7 pm.—Nyein Thu (MNA)/GNLM

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