Local fishery exports increase this year

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Worker sorts fish to sell at Nyaung Tan jetty in Pazundaung Township, Yangon Region.

The export volume of local fisheries products has increased this year compared to the same period last year, according to the Fisheries Department.
“Although we have not confirmed the figures yet, the export volume of local fisheries products during this fiscal year is expected to be on the rise, as the shipment of fisheries products I record are high”, said U Win Kyaing, the general secretary of the Myanmar Fisheries Association. “Also, we increased the supply of fisheries products to meet higher demand”.
The fishermen did their fishing in June, July and August of fiscal year 2016-2017, and caught mostly hilsa, a type of herring. This year, local people could buy and consume the fish at a competitive price. The fish are sold mostly in the form of dried fish and fish paste in the market.
The locally bred fish and river fish exports have also increased, according to local fishermen.
The cost of fish feed are on the decline since the Thingyan festival. The fishermen are mainly using beans, bran and corn for fish feed. They buy the beans for fish feed at a price of Ks400 per viss, bran for Ks290 per viss and corn for Ks350 per viss, according to the Myanmar Fish and Shrimp Feed Producers and Sellers Association.
The price of raw materials used as crop feed are decreasing because they are imported from Viet Nam, India, Argentina and Brazil at a competitive price.


Soe win (MLA)

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