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Shwe Padauk fish market sells about 300,000 visses of fishery products a day

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Various kinds of fishery products are on sale at Shwe Padauk Fish Market in Hline Township of Yangon Region. Photo: Kanu

Shwe Padauk Fish Market in Hline Township is mainly exporting fishery products to various regions and states, including the Yangon Region. During the rainy season, about 250,000 to 300,000 visses of fishery products are exported a day.
There are 444 shops and more than 90 stalls, and more than 50,000 buyers and distributors are entering the area, including motor boats from the Hline River and fish carriers from Bayintnaung Road. Shwe Padauk Fish Market covers an area of ​​8.172 acres and sells about 23 species of freshwater fish and 25 species of saltwater fish. Due to the opening of the offshore fishing season from 1 June, saltwater fish and shrimps will come in droves at the end of the month.
“Especially during the rainy season, we are focusing on improving the flow of water in the market and market security; Since it is the big market for public food production and distribution, we are distributing fishery products from 4 am to 6 pm,” said U Than Naing, in-charge of Shwe Padauk Fish Market.
During the dry season, up to 500,000 visses of fish enter the market. Due to the rising costs of transportation and the low inflow of saltwater fishery products at the start of the offshore fishing season, products from freshwater and livestock farms are mainly distributed this rainy season.
A variety of fishery products from Rakhine State, Ayeyawady, Bago and Taninthayi regions are entering Shwe Padauk Fish Market, local traders are sending them daily to hilly and border areas by means off transport vehicles and freight vehicles.
“The decrease in fishery flows is due to the low inflow of saltwater products and the difficulty of accessing freshwater products regularly during the rainy season; Everything will be fine later,” said Chairman of the Shwe Padauk Fish Market Development Committee U Kyin Saw. The country’s fishery production will be able to control not only domestic consumption but also export quality, with the opening up of high-end fish markets, which will increase foreign exchange earnings from the fishery industry.—Nyein Thu (MNA)/GNLM

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