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Thursday, April 21, 2016

New project aims to boost fisheries production in Myanmar

Yangon April 21

World Fisheries Federation will assist Myanmar in promoting production capacity of aqua animals from small and medium-scale enterprises, according to Myanmar Fisheries Federation.

The new project will jointly organized by the WFF and International Fund for Agricultural Development. The WFF will first provide both technical supports and other helps to local SMEs in Ayeyawady Delta and the country’s central dry zone. The project will directly benefit 5,000 residents there.

According to a survey made by United States Agency for Development, Myanmar’s fisheries sector can create many employment opportunities for locals as well as provide them with health benefits.

The manufacturing of fisheries products is likely to produce successful outcomes in the future, experts estimated. However, the industry needs more development to keep abreast with its neighbours Thailand and Bangladesh. Currently, Myanmar Fisheries Federation plans to produce dried fishes and fish paste made with breed fishes as fishing industry cannot produce an adequate amount of sea fishes and pawns for local consumption, its member said.

Yadanarpon Newspaper

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