Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Inland fisheries of the union of Myanmar.

Abstract

Marine fisheries in Myanmar accounts for about 75 percent of the total fish production, with the rest coming from fresh waters. Cold water fisheries is limited to four states, i.e. Kachin, Kayah, Chin and Shan, which are situated in the hilly and remote region of the country. In the fiscal year 2000-2001 cold water capture fisheries production was 7 711 t, aquaculture 2848 t, as compared to the total inland capture fisheries production of 235 373 t, aquaculture 109 188 t, plus 6 603 t of prawn production from aquaculture. Cold water fishery resources are poorly known as there have been virtually no surveys and research done in recent years. Cold water fish are an important source of protein for the hill people, and there is an urgent need for cold water fisheries development with the assistance of international organizations. Fish consumption in Myanmar is 21 kg per caput per year.