Myanmar conveyed fisheries worth US$270 million to over 40 foreign countries in the first half (April-September) of the current financial year 2023-2024, said U Nyunt Win,
director of the Fisheries Department (Nay Pyi Taw).
The fisheries exports steadily flow into the markets of Japan, Middle East countries, European Union countries, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei and Australia. Myanmar Fisheries Federation and the Fisheries Department are closely collaborating to bolster fisheries exports.
“Myanmar’s fisheries penetrated over 40 foreign countries in the H1 of the current FY. Myanmar swelled by $270 million from 175,000 tonnes of fisheries exports. They are sent to both maritime and border trade channels,” U Nyunt Win elaborated.
Myanmar strictly adheres to good production practices so that the fisheries are free from aquatic diseases in line with the rules and standards of the respective importing countries.
Myanmar normally sends fisheries to international trade partners including Japan and European countries by sea, whereas it exports fisheries such as fish, shrimp, and crab to the neighbouring countries China, Thailand and others via Muse, Myawady, Kawthoung, Sittway, Myeik and Maungtaw border points.
The fisheries department and exporters are working together to meet the demand of each importing country, especially China which exercises strict supervision over seafood import and has sustainable exports depending on market conditions. — ASH/EM