Friday, July 21, 2017

Fish placed into pond in Rakhine state with ceremony

 July 20, 2017
A fish pond was stocked with 3,000 carp in Maungtaw, Rakhine State by the Rakhine State Fisheries Department, according to a Myanmar News Agency report yesterday.

The local agency held a ceremony to establish Mawrawady fish pond, which is meant to be a food resource for local people.

The ceremony was attended by U Myint Khine, the administrator of Maungtaw township, U Tun Tin, the deputy director from the district fisheries department, U Thein Wah, head of the township agricultural department and other government officials.

“A one-acre fish pond was dug in each of the five villages with state government funds,” said U Tun Tin, the deputy director from the district fishery department. “Our fishery department provided the technical assistance
to dig the pond and also provide fishes.”

The fisheries department has already dug fish ponds in four villages including Khayemyine, Shwebaho, Mawrawady and Pharwutchaung villages. Currently, the department is digging a fish pond in Aung Zeya village. The department will put Shwewah carp fish, Rohu fish,Tilapiafish into the ponds, he added.

Maungtaw is one of the best regions to breed the fresh water fish due to favorable weather conditions. Fish from Maungtaw region are exported to Bangladesh.

The Rakhine state government has plans for more fresh water fish ponds in other villages in the coming years depending on the budget.
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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