Thursday, December 27, 2012

Vietnam on board for Burmese fisheries tasks

Thursday, 27 December 2012 14:31 Khin Myo Thwe

The Myanmar Fisheries Federation has announced that local entrepreneurs will cooperate with Vietnamese investors in the livestock and fisheries sectors.

Fishermen working on board a ship in Sittwe, Rakhine State. (PHOTO: dany13 DANIEL JULIE / Flickr)

Burma’s Deputy Minister for Livestock and Fisheries held talks with a 10-member delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Ms. Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu on December 24.

Than Win, a participant at the talks, said, “We had discussions about the breeding conditions for salmon, sea cucumbers, shell fish, lobsters, saltwater prawns, and river catfish.”

An MoU was duly signed pledging cooperation in the livestock and fisheries sectors between the two countries.

The two delegations also spoke about the formation of technical task forces for follow-up tasks and investment in Burma’s livestock and fisheries sectors and the promotion of trade in fisheries products between the two countries.

“Two years ago Vietnam began working with the Pearl Nadi Company in breeding temperate habitats—for lobsters, sea cucumbers and molluscs—on Myeik island,” said Kyaw Myint, a catfish breeder from Nyaungdone in Irrawaddy Division.

Vietnam is regarded as a leader in the global fisheries market, and has extensive experience in breeding river fish.
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