Fish farms face reform

The techniques used by fish farms will be modified to make them more market competitive, said Dr Toe Nandar Tin, treasurer of the Myanmar Fishery Products Processor and Exporters Association.

“We used to breed fish with long life spans. But now we consider farming those with shorter lives. Sea bass and tilapia have rising market demand, even abroad,” she explained.

Ineffective feeding methods and overcrowding meant sea bass died from starvation and underdeveloped. So the breeding systems must be reformed, she said.

According to the Myanmar Fisheries Federation, fish farms are easily started with modest capital investment as demand for sea bass is rising both domestically and internationally.