Fishery product exports swell to US$518 mln in 9 months

Myanmar’s fishery product exports amounted to over US$518 million in the past nine months (April-December) of the current financial year 2023-2024, the Ministry of Commerce’s statistics showed.
Myanmar shipped 345,000 tonnes of fishery products worth $518 million to external markets, with fish exports worth over $262 million, shrimp exports worth $32 million, and other fishery products worth $223.707 million.
Myanmar seaborne fishery product exports surpassed those at the border. Myanmar sends fish to neighbouring countries (China and Thailand) through Muse, Myawady, Kawthoung, Myeik, Maungtaw, Mawtaung, and Kenglat border posts. They are conveyed to Japan, European countries, China, Thailand, and the regional countries via maritime channels.
More than 20 kinds of fish including hilsa, rohu, catfish, and seabass are delivered to foreign markets, according to the Myanmar Fisheries Federation. At present, fishery export has yet to increase. The fishery export is regularly going yet the volume of fishery export is still lower than those recorded in the pre-pandemic periods.
Myanmar’s offshore fishing is found in the Rakhine, Mon, and Taninthayi states and, Ayeyawady and Yangon regions. There are 480,000 fish and shrimp ponds in Myanmar, with over 120 cold storage facilities, the fish and shrimp farmers shared information. — TWA/KK

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