Research work to be expanded for livestock and fisheries development

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According to the Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, necessary research work will be expanded to develop the livestock and fisheries sector.
Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo met officials from the Talote Hla Fisheries Camp, Twantay Fisheries Institute and fisheries camp, and researchers from Maubin Township, Ayeyawady Region on 10 May.
During the meeting, he said the people must be able to consume quality fresh fish to stand as the country rich in nutritious and healthy human resources. Excessive production of these products will benefit not only domestic consumption but also export promotion. Research work will be expanded for the development of the livestock and fisheries sector.
He added the importance of research work every sector. He urged the professionals to work together with interested universities and private institutions as soon as possible.
Talote Hla Fisheries Camp, Twantay Fisheries Institute and fisheries camps in Maubin Township have been conducting researches on indigenous fish by dividing them into groups. Breeding is carried out in breeding ponds closest to natural waters. Researches are being done on the development of their reproductive organs according to their age and breeding. Efforts are being made to produce hatcheries for commercial breeding of Perch and silver-hued barb, which are popular in the local market. In addition, these fisheries camps and the institute also produce pedigree fish species by natural and injection methods, assist GAqP techniques for good fish farming practices, and provide practical training to Zoology major students of Maubin University and private companies and local farmers.
Afterwards, the Union Minister and party visited the Taguntine quality seeds farm near Kone Gyi village, Hinthada Township. They discussed the adequate use of quality seeds suitable for each region according to the season.
He also met residents in Danubyu Township during the visit to the Tamyar river water pumping project. He cordially discussed the expansion of agro-based industries and regional development.
During his visit to Kokkosu village in Maubin, the Union Minister and party inspected the implementation of the Green Rural Development Strategic plans for poverty alleviation, village-level leadership training and water purification system for village drinking water. — MNA

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