USD 15.42 million earned from fishery exports to Ranong in October

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Officials of Kawthoung District Fisheries Department inspect trawlers before departure for offshore the coast.  photo: Kanu

total of USD 15.42 million was earned from fishery exports to Ranong, Thailand from 1 to 21 October 2021, starting from the 2021-2022 mini budget as Kawthoung District in the far south of Myanmar is mainly engaged in offshore fishing.
In the third week of October, 335 vessels exported more than 14,037 tonnes of the fishery products to Ranong, earning USD 15.42 million.
“The higher income of the fishery gets, the better the livelihood of the local fishermen and the income of the state as Taninthayi Region mostly operates the fishery-based business.
“And if the fishery trade is good, then all the connections are good, so it can be said that the economic chain is developing.
“At the beginning of the open season, from 1 to 21 October, we have earned USD 15.42 million from fishery exports,” said U Tin Htut, deputy director of the Kawthoung District Fisheries Department.
“This is a marketable fishing season and is a lucrative month for fishermen. Fishing is done at least 22 days a month, Fishing in the dark relied on electric lighting”, fishermen said.
The Ranong fish market displays large lobsters at 60 baht per kilo and small tortoises for 90 baht and larger one for 120 baht per kilo.
Fishing within two miles of Lampi Island is prohibited, and in some areas, fishing is permitted in accordance with the type of fishing nets specified by the Department of Fisheries.
Fishermen and businessmen have been earning USD 15.42 million from the export of fishery products including fishes and shrimps, from Kawthaung District to Ranong, Thailand from 1 to 21 October.—Nyein Thu (MNA)/GNLM

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