Training and technology needed for fisheries industry: Union Minister

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Union Minister U Tin Htut Oo chairs meeting on the development of the fisheries industry on 11 May 2021.

Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo held a meeting with the Chairman of the Myanmar Fisheries Federation and officials of fishery-related associations on Tuesday.
The Union Minister said the meat and fisheries industries play a key role in the livestock sector for the country’s food security and foreign incomes. The ministry will improve the fisheries sector, including freshwater and saltwater fisheries industry, to develop the skilled and qualified human resources and establish organizations to conduct fishery research and technology.
Currently, there are only small-scale researches as there is no firm research department and a separate fund for livestock and fisheries industries. The amount of allocated budget for research is still meagre.
Although the private sectors conduct some research, it still needs to perform several kinds of research on the genus of freshwater and saltwater fish.
In the prawn farming sector, fryshrimps are still imported from foreign countries. So the government and private should cooperate in implementing the shrimp production industry.
The Union Minister then discussed the study on the lifecycle of catfish at Maubin and Twantay fisheries camps, stainable fish production, domestic food security, and plans to double the marine-product exports in the short term.—MNA

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