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Fishery product prices fluctuate based on flood tide and neap tide

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The decrease in prices of fishery products also makes the chicken price drop in the market.

The prices of fishery products fluctuate based on the tidal cycles in the delta region, which is close to the sea. The prices are quite cheap during a period of the flood tide and they go up during a period of the neap tide, when the shrimp and fish catch is low, according to Ko Kyaw Naing, a resident in Bogale.
Rivers in the delta region experience two tides-up and down per day, six hours long for each tide, due to the gravitational pull of the moon. Fishery products caught are transported to the nearest towns through which they are exported to wholesale centres in Yangon. During a period of the flood tide, one viss of shrimp is around K5,000-6,000 while it is around K9,000-10,000 during a period of the neap tide.
The decrease in prices of fishery products also makes the chicken price drop in the market. As the price of fishery products is based on the tidal cycles, those who understand the purchase of the cycle and stock them in the fridge so that less of them need to be purchased during a period of the neap tide. — TWA/GNLM

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