Pyapon sends 7,500 viss of fish, shrimps daily to Yangon

Shrimps from Pyapon seen at a market. Photo: Aung Win (Pyapon)
Shrimps from Pyapon seen at a market. Photo: Aung Win (Pyapon)

OVER 7,000 viss of fish and shrimps from Pyapon Township in Ayeyawady Region daily go to Yangon market due to the current weather condition, pleasing the fishermen there. The month of September sees a plenty of freshwater fish and shrimps, especially in delta regions. During this period, fish and shrimps are sold at prices lower than Ks10,000 per viss (3.6 lb). Normally, the prices are above Ks10,000 per viss.
Depending on the variety of fish, sellers in the Pyapon market call out a price between Ks4,000 and Ks10,000 a viss. The prices of marketable mango fish and dwarf catfish were Ks6,000-Ks10,000 per viss on yesterday, according to the market. Fish and shrimps from Pyapon market are normally sent to Sanpya Fish Market, one of the largest wholesale fish markets in Yangon, every evening. Cargos are usually delivered by both sea and land routes. During these days, between 7,500 and 10,000 viss of fish and shrimps daily enter the Yangon market, wholesalers say. Myanmar also contributes aquaculture products internationally, as a developing country. Its exports of marine products exceeded US$254 million in the current six-month interim fiscal period.—Aung Win (Pyapon)

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