Over 200,000-tonne fish enters Central Sanpya market: no prices high

Fishes seen at a fish market in Yangon. Photo: Myint Maung
Fishes seen at a fish market in Yangon. Photo: Myint Maung

During the Covid-19 breakout, more than 200,000 fish and prawn are regularly coming into Kyimyintdine Central Sanpya Fish Market, which has been distributing them to the wholesalers for the Yangon Region townships, said Chairman U Mya Maung of the Central Sanpya Fish Market Committee.
“At present, fish are still entering our Sanpya fish market as usual. They are also being sold for fair prices. The price of the fish is not rising and thus not unstable because of Covid-19. The price is not fluctuating. On the other hand, the market committee is taking preventative measures against the Covid-19. In this case, the fish traders must follow the prescribed rules and regulations. Unless they do so, we will take action against them. The fish and prawn are being distributed from the Sanpya fish market across the country including Yangon region,” he highlighted. The prawns are sourcing not only from Yangon, Ayeyarwady and Bago regions but also from Thailand through Myawady and Mae Sot borders. The wild fish and raising-fish like Labeo Rohita and Mrigal carp are mainly entering the Sanpya fish market. Also, the sea fish, wild and raising-prawn are also into the market,” he added.
Around 200,000-300,000 fishes and prawns are coming into the market daily, according to the Central Sanpya Fish Market Committee. Currently, Covid-19 disease prevention and control measures are being accelerated in the market and the committee is also spraying disinfectants in the market every week. —Myint Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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