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Kawthoung-Ranong border post sees highest fishery exports in Taninthayi Region

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Of the cross-border checkpoints in Taninthayi Region and Kawthoung-Ranong border post performed the highest fishery export, according to the Kawthoung District Department of Fisheries.
Myanmar shipped over US$160 million worth of fishery products in the past six months via Kawthoung to Ranong in Thailand. The sea trade is the main option of the cross-border trade between Kawthoung and Ranong. The vessels daily convey the seafood to Thailand.
Between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022 in the mini-budget period, fishery exports valued over $160 million were delivered from Kawthoung of Myanmar under the FOB system to Thailand.
“The volume of fishery products in the past six months was estimated at 161,283 tonnes. Besides, Taninthayi suppliers, fishery products from Rakhine State, Mon State and Ayeyawady Region were also exported via Kawthoung,” U Tin Htut, head of Kawthoung District Fisheries Department elaborated.
Despite the large supply in Kawthoung border, the export volume dropped compared to the same corresponding period last year. The exports of fishery products in the past six months plunged by over 18,000 tonnes as against the year-ago period. The export value fell by $1.245 million, he continued.
The fish export is likely to drop in the spawning season (April, May and June). Inshore fishing businesses are the backbone of the Kawthoung’s economy.
There are about 2,000 registered inshore trawlers in Kawthoung District.—Myint Oo (Myeik)/GNLM

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